theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, The Weeknd’s criminal case was dismissed by a Las Vegas judge, following a hearing where he showed he had completed everything required by the court including counseling & community service hours — as part of his sentence for allegedly punching a cop back in 2015.
Back in January 2015, The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) was arrested in Las Vegas for allegedly punching a cop.
Law enforcement sources said a fight broke out inside the Cromwell Hotel around 4am involving the singer and when police arrived the fight was still going on. The cops tried to break up the brawl and pulled The Weeknd into an elevator where he allegedly punched the officer in the head.
The singer was arrested and booked into the local jail. He was eventually charged for battery of a protected person. He bailed out shortly afterward.
Then in October, the singer reached a plea deal in the criminal case where he agreed to plea Nolo Contendere to the charge of battery.
The judge signed off on the plea deal which states the singer must stay out of trouble, complete 50 hours of community service at a non-profit along with pay 1k in restitution to the District Attorney’s Victim Witness Center: Injured Police Fund.
The Weeknd also had to complete impulse control counseling and complete an alcohol evaluation. The deal said if the singer completes all the requirements then he will avoid jail time in the case.
Then in February, docs were filed in the case by the State to close the case early due to the singer taking care of business in record time.
According to official records, the Weeknd completed 50 hours community service at the Armenian Relief Society in Canada He also paid 1k in restitution to the District Attorneys Victim Witness Center along with completing his impulse control counseling and his alcohol evaluation ordered by the judge. The singer has also stayed out of trouble and not gotten arrested or in trouble since he signed the plea.
The judge set a hearing for April 21st and ordered The Weeknd to be present. Then on April 21st, the case was called before the judge and he reviewed all the paperwork and heard from the prosecutors that the singer had handled all his business. The judge then ordered the case to be dismissed and The Weeknd will no longer have to be worried about screwing up and violating the terms of his sentence, he is now completely in the clear.