Bobby Shmurda’s Attorney Says “He’s Not Guilty”

“The priority is getting him out.”

The last we heard about Bobby Shmurda's case was that the rapper could look forward to having a gun charge dismissed by the Brooklyn D.A. office. Good news, right? It's not that simple. According to Shmurda's recently hired attorney Kenneth J. Montgomery, who will be defending him in court, the charge dismissal was merely protocol so that the prosecution can try to pin down Shmurda on conspiracy charges. "His gun case was dismissed last week and I expect that the narcotics office will use the [Brooklyn] case as a chance to prove conspiracy in the Manhattan case," Montgomery told FADER over the phone. Recall that Shmurda faces five charges of conspiracy, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon, and criminally using drug paraphernalia.

But Montgomery maintains his client's innocence. "This is a young man who's a good kid with a career ahead of him," he said, "He's not guilty and we're going to fight." The next step? Finally getting Shmurda out on bail. "The priority is getting him out," Montgomery said in reference to Shmurda's trial tomorrow. "I suspect the government will oppose the bail package." If Shmurda is granted bail however Montgomery thinks "it will be some time next week."

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Bobby Shmurda’s Attorney Says “He’s Not Guilty”