It’s a wrap for Boosie Badass. Media Take Out did a bit of digging, and Boosie will spend the next 5 to 15 years in a federal prison.
How can we be so sure …. well, here’s the facts.
The Baton Rouge artist was arrested on the night of May 6 during a traffic stop on Market Street in the Chollas View neighborhood after officers say they found two loaded guns inside the vehicle.
Boosie, real name Torrence Hatch, was facing a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm and he pleaded not guilty on Monday, May 15. Yesterday prosecutors in San Diego dropped all charges against Boosie – even though they had a virtual airtight case against him.
Why? Well because as soon as he left the courtroom, the FBI came and arrested him.
Media Take Out expects Boosie to be charged with a federal offense, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), the law preventing felons to carry firearms.
A felony conviction, whether rendered in state or federal court, can come with more than imprisonment and a fine. Under a federal statute, it is illegal for any person found guilty of an offense punishable by more than 1 year in prison to possess a firearm or ammunition. Further it is unlawful for a person convicted of a felony to ship, transport, receive, or possess a firearm or ammunition.
So what are the penalties for such a charge …
Possessing a firearm or ammunition when prohibited by federal law – whether as a convicted felony or meeting other criteria is punishable by imprisonment for up to 15 years and/or a fine.
And we have even more insight into how long Boosie’s gonna be gone for.
According to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, in 2020, nearly 97% of those found guilty of unlawful possession were sentenced to prison, with the average term of imprisonment being just over 5 years.