Lil Durk Cleared Of Probation Violation, Gun Charges

The case has haunted the Chicago rapper since November 2014.

August 20, 2016

Yesterday was a really great day for Lil Durk. After nearly two years, the Chicago rapper was cleared by a judge of a 2014 probation violation stemming from a gun possession charge.


According to Complex (via the Chicago Tribune), Lil Durk (born Durk Banks) got into trouble after police, in search of another man wanted on first degree murder charges, ended up entering Durk's home and found two .45 caliber handguns sitting on a kitchen counter. The weapons possession violated the rapper's 18-month probation stemming from a 2013 gun charge.

In court, prosecutors were unable to prove that Durk had "possession and control" of the guns, which ultimately negated his probation violation as well as the charge of 12 felony counts of felon in possession of a handgun.

Following the court decision, Durk took to Instagram to publicly thank his lawyer, Sam Adams Jr., "who been there since day one." "I beat my case today," he continued. "Now I can get to the money and growth of my career and being a father to my kids. Thank you, God 2x."

Lil Durk Cleared Of Probation Violation, Gun Charges