On January 3, 2014 rapper, Young Jeezy, was indicted by a grand jury on charges of false imprisonment, battery and terroristic threats against his own son. The charging documents allege that Jeezy got into a fight with his son in a bathroom. During the fight Jeezy threw his son into a glass shower door, punched him in the face, dragged him into an adjoining room, and threw him on a bed where he continued to beat the young man.
Reports indicate that Jeezy's son attempted to escape, but was thwarted by Jeezy's bodyguards. Court documents further detail the battery and false imprisonment charges by claiming that Jeezy choked his son and threatened to kill him numerous times.
While this incident of battery, false imprisonment and terroristic threats is said to have occurred in September, 2012 the grand jury return did not take place until last week. At that time Jeezy turned himself in to authorities and immediately posted bond. Since posting bond and being released, Jeezy has insisted that he did not batter his son or threaten his life. Jeezy insists that it is his son's mother who has blown this way out of proportion. While the rapper seems to admit that there was an argument in September, 2012 he insists that he never choked or dragged his son anywhere. Reports indicate that Jeezy does admit to shoving the child to the ground in an effort to get him out of his face. As for the terroristic threats, Jeezy insists they were of a benign nature and were something to the effect of, "I brought you into this world and I can take you out of it."
The charges against Young Jeezy are quite serious and he could be facing many years in prison if convicted. Battery is a violent crime that, in Nevada, could include numerous years in prison and a large fine. The battery in this case is compounded by the fact that the alleged victim is a minor, which can increase the penalties for the battery.
Considering the sheer number of charges alleged in this case, Jeezy's legal team is likely facing an uphill battle. If reports are true, and the child's mother is fabricating the events of 2012 in an effort to extract money from the rapper, she too could face charges for filing false reports. However, in the meantime, attorneys for Jeezy must address the serious battery, false imprisonment and terroristic threats charges.
Many people face charges similar to Jeezy's in Nevada. These charges sometimes stem from a misunderstood argument with another person, as is alleged here. If you, or someone you know, is facing charges of battery, false imprisonment, kidnapping, or criminally threatening another person it is important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney right away. The attorneys at Brown Law Offices have decades of combined experience handling cases involving serious violent crimes and they are available to speak with you about the facts of your case free of charge. Call our office today for a free consultation. (702) 405-0505.