Boosie Badazz, the prominent rapper from Louisiana, is gearing up for a new legal confrontation. He’s set to go to trial following a judge’s refusal to drop the firearm charge lodged against him.
As revealed in recently acquired records by XXL, a San Diego judge turned down Boosie’s bid to have his firearm charge dismissed on August 7. In the preceding month, Boosie’s legal representatives, acting on behalf of Torrence Hatch, his birth name, had petitioned for the case’s dismissal. Their argument centered on the premise that the prohibition of firearms for individuals with non-violent felony convictions infringes upon their Second Amendment rights. This claim was based on a novel standard established by the U.S. Supreme Court and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals the previous year.
Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo, however, stated in her verdict that “There’s nothing in Mr. Hatch’s submission that convinces this Court to deem these decisions erroneous or to grant the Court the authority to disregard the established Ninth Circuit precedent in this matter.”
This ruling signifies that Boosie’s firearm case will proceed to a trial phase. The scheduling of the trial date is pending. To gain insight into Boosie’s standpoint, iHearts143Quotes has initiated contact with his legal counsel.
The origins of Boosie’s current predicament trace back to his arrest on federal firearm charges on June 17, 2023, in San Diego, California. As per court documentation, the mastermind behind “First Day Back” was captured via his IG Live, shooting a music video in a recognized area affiliated with the “Neighborhood Crip” gang, with a handgun visibly tucked into his waistband.
Subsequent to his court appearance for a separate firearm case in San Diego, Boosie was apprehended. The federal authorities eventually took over the case, resulting in a single charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm being filed against him.