The rapper pleaded guilty to the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Gucci Mane will serve more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal firearms charge today (14th May). The rapper, whose real name is Radric Davis, was found to have a gun on the 12th September last year before being caught with a different gun two days later and behaving "erratically" on both occasions.
Gucci Mane Will Be Locked Up & Fined For Being Found In Possession Of A Weapon.
"On September 12, 2013, Davis, who was a felon at the time, was found in possession of a firearm," a federal prosecutor's news release said, via CNN. "Then, just two days later, on September 14th, he again possessed a firearm different from the earlier gun. On both occasions, Davis displayed the loaded firearm, acted erratically, and made threats to individuals, including police and his attorney."
The 34 year-old, who is known for hip hop hits including 'Pillz,' was arrested in September 2013 for carrying a loaded handgun and some marijuana. Today he pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Davis has had numerous brushes with the law including arrests for traffic law violation and smashing a bottle over a man's head. In 2005, he was charged with murder but the charge was dropped due to insufficient evidence.
The Rapper Has Had Several Brushes With The Law In The Past.
The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail, but Gucci struck up a plea deal whereby he'll only expect to face 39 months minus 10 months credit for time served. As well as a jail term, the rapper will face a fine of $250,000.
"The criminal history of the defendant, Radric Davis shows a complete and utter disregard for the lives of others as well as for their personal pursuits," Aladino Ortiz of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Meanwhile, Davis' lawyer, Drew Findling, said his client was mentally stable and eager to return to his music career. "The most important thing that took place today is that he accepted responsibility and is ready to move on," Findling said. "He's positive about his music, but most importantly, he's really just ready to take control of his life."
Radric Davis' official sentencing has been set for the 28th July.