Buju Banton is a well-known name in the reggae world as a singer straight from Jamaica. Now, he is also a well-known name in a Tampa jail, where he has been asking for new trial in a federal court. The federal court of appeals in Atlanta upheld his conviction for cocaine conspiracy and trafficking charges recently, but Banton isn’t done fighting. The singer from Jamaica says that he wants a new trial on all charges. He was evaluated on his last court date with a three-judge panel.
They also discussed Banton’s gun possession charge, and sided with the defense on this count. Banton is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for his drug involvement. The gun-charge carries an additional five year sentence. Banton says that if he cannot appeal the drug charges, he at least wants to go back to court to determine the gun discrepancy. Banton’s first trial for his crimes occurred in 2010, and ended when the jury was deadlocked.
The U.S. Government doesn’t seem keen on bringing Banton into court again and recently filed a motion to strike down his request for another trial. Like Banton, maybe you believe that our trial was unfair and unjust. You have the right to a fair hearing, and maybe you believe that you weren’t granted that. If you want to appeal your case, then you should start by talking to an attorney at our firm. At Parker & Braxton, we work hard to prove our clients innocent of their crimes. We will fight for you, no matter what your crimes are, and work our hardest to prove that you don’t deserve to go to prison. If you are looking for a knowledgeable lawyer you can trust, then start by talking to Parks & Braxton today!