Buju to get answer on bail application October 6

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Buju Banton will have to wait another week to know his fate as it related to spending the next two months incarcerated. Reports are that the hearing on the bail application filed by his lawyer has been scheduled for October 6, at 1:30p.m in Florida before Magistrate Judge Anthony Porcelli.
The prosecution in the case has also been granted until September 30, to file a response to Myrie's Motion for bail.
Buju’s lawyer filed the application on Tuesday after the judge, James Moody, declared a mistrial, when the 12-member jury was unable to reach a unanimous decision in the drug case.
The judge said a new trial is to be held in December on a date to be announced.
The lawyers are trying to secure special dispensation to allow Buju to be out on bail without facing deportation from the United States.
According to legal experts, it would be impossible for Buju to be granted bail as his US visa was cancelled and he has no legal immigration status.
The lawyer reportedly told Judge James Moodie, in giving notice of the bail request, that the Jamaican singer was not a flight risk and did not pose a threat to society.
The lawyer said the court could, if bail is granted, stipulate that the artiste wear a tracking device.
The four-time Grammy nominee, whose given name is Mark Myrie, was facing charges of conspiracy to traffic cocaine.
But after deliberating for 15 hours the jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict.
Buju's lawyer said he hopes his client will not have to spend the next three months in county jail in the Tampa area while he awaits re-trial.

 

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