Kodak Black’s ongoing legal situation is gradually looking bleaker. With postponed trials and constant government interference the future for Kodak is uncertain, it seems authorities are looking to keep him locked up for as long as possible, maybe even for life.
Fan response has been mixed with many unsure when Kodak will finally change his ways, and others supporting his actions as they were never harmful to anyone but rather for his own safety. Here is a timeline of Kodak’s legal issues leading up to his recent run-ins
October- December 2015: Assault, kidnapping, robbery, marijuana possession, etc.
Shortly after making minor waves while being featured on Drake’s OVO Beats 1 Radio station, Kodak was arrested on a slew of charges in October of 2015. The full list of charges was; battery, robbery, kidnapping, false imprisonment, driving with a suspended license, and possession of marijuana. He was released on bond only to be arrested again 2 months later for marijuana possession of under 2 pounds, as well as drug paraphernalia.
February- April 2016: Sexual battery, weapons possession
In an unsolved case, Kodak was charged with criminal sexual misconduct after being accused of battery and rape by a woman who accompanied him to his hotel room. Two months later after evading arrest in his vehicle, Kodak threw a gun from his car before being caught. Police recovered a 40-caliber Glock 23 pistol and charged him with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, multiple traffic violations, and marijuana possession.
May-August 2016: Open warrants, Sentencing
In May, Kodak was arrested on open warrants from his charges in 2015. In August after 2 months of being detained, Kodak was sentenced to a year of house arrest and 5 years of probation. He was also sentenced to community service, anger management, and community control supervision. Although Kodak was sentenced to house arrest, two warrants kept him from being released and subsequently denied him from receiving bail.
December 2016- February 2017: House arrest violation
In December, Kodak was released on a bond of $100 000 while serving time for his criminal sexual misconduct charge. In February 2017 Kodak was arrested again after violating his house arrest, as well as assault charges. He was sentenced to 364 days in prison, although only served 97 after the completion of a life skills course to shorten his sentence.
April 2019: Weapon charges, marijuana possession
While crossing the United States border from Canada, Kodak was arrested for weapon possession and drug possession after police discovered a Glock 9 mm pistol and marijuana in his Cadillac Escalade. He was set to perform in Boston the same night.
May 2019: Fraud
In May Kodak was arrested yet again on his way to perform at Rolling Loud. Kodak was charged with falsifying information on
gun applications. The maximum sentence for the charge was 10 years, with the government suggesting 8 for the offense. Photos of Kodak being detained at a Miami police stationed surfaced after police officers sold them to media outlets.
November 2019: Sentencing
Kodak was sentenced to 3 years and 10 months in prison, against the state’s recommendation of 8 years. Due to Kodak already being detained for 6 months he is expected to have less than 3 years and 4 months left to serve.
Roughly 3 days after sentencing The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s office filed two more charges for weapon possession by a convicted felon. Each of the 2 counts carries a 30-year sentence due to Kodak’s previous convictions. Kodak’s attorney believes it’s the state’s desperate attempt to keep the 22-year-old in prison, after not succeeding in his initially lenient sentencing.