Bobby Shmurda is still in jail, and according to his attorney it might be a while for the rapper to get out. The Brooklyn native’s lawyer, Kenneth J. Montgomery sat down with XXL to discuss the unfair treatment the young star in the making is receiving from the judicial system.
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XXL: Tomorrow is the next court date for Bobby Shmurda and GS9. Tomorrows appearance is for what, specifically?
Kenneth J. Montgomery, Esq: The court appearance is to handle the decision on the grand jury minutes as well as the motions that have been filed.
What do you expect to happen?
I expectlike most of my cases, the thousands of cases that Ive hadI expect the judge to have a decision based on a motion that I authored and gave the courts and the prosecutors to respond. And I expect the case to be put on some sort of track for discovery to make sure all the paperwork is turned over. I expect to give a hard drive [to obtain] outstanding videotapes and other discovery that the district attorney has and I expect to get locked in to try to fight this case.
What do you want to happen on Wednesday?
My want doesnt matter right now. What I would want is some reasonableness to take place and that this young man can be given a reasonable bail and get out. But I know what were up against. Were not up against reason. Were up against the rule of law.
Do you think there is any chance his bail gets reduced?
Not before this judge. Absolutely not.
What is your realistic goal for whats going to happen?
I think the jury will adjourn for more discovery and hammer out the legal issues. I think were going to continue trying to explore to meet the bail package and get someone involved in which his bail package can work.
How is Bobby Shmurda holding up right now?
Hes a tough kid. I like him. Hes a special kid. I like him a lot.
Do you think hes close to getting out?
People have to understand that his bail is $2 million. Hes not a multi-millionaire, so for his bail to be that, any potential suitors must be a good fit. Whoever comes in has to be the right fit. If we can get someone whos the right fit, of course it could happen.