Juelz Santana Can Go On Tour After Judge Modifies His Bail Conditions
Rapper Juelz Santana can go on tour while he’s facing weapons charges, after a judge amended his bail conditions to make him wear an electronic ankle bracelet.
Juelz Santana has been a firebrand since being arrested on weapons charges, even facing up to 15-20 years if convicted. At the time, the DipSet rapper is out on bail, but missed Roots Picnic since he wasn’t allowed to leave the state. That is now remedied because a federal judge has modified Santana’s bail conditions, allowing him to play the first five shows of his upcoming 15-city nationwide tour.
The conditions for him to do this are that his mother has to accompany him on the trips, Santana must drive instead of fly, he must wear an electronic ankle bracelet, and he must not travel with other members of the tour. Santana told the judge this past Friday (June 15) that his mother had consented to join him on the tour.
Santana will be back in front of the federal judge next month for a review of “how things went” and to discuss if he can play the rest of his show dates. “I view it as a reasonable and productive exercise of his time to work and provide for his family,” U.S. District Judge Michael Hammer said. Santana has pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an aircraft.
He faces up to 20 years in prison.
The shows in question are in Hampton, New Hampshire; Norfolk, Virginia; Baltimore, and Charlotte and Greensboro, North Carolina.
A trial date hasn’t been set.