Tory Lanez’s Lawyer Officially Files Motion To Appeal 10-Year Prison Sentence After Being Slammed For Vacationing Instead Of Submitting Documents

Tory Lanez’s Lawyer Officially Files Motion To Appeal 10-Year Prison Sentence After Being Slammed For Vacationing Instead Of Submitting Documents

Rapper Tory Lanez’s legal team is finally preparing to fight his lengthy jail stay.

Just a few days after one of his lawyers was criticized for vacationing instead of filing an appeal on his behalf, the Canadian rap star officially got a court date to appeal his 10-year prison sentence.

Tory Lanez, legal name Daystar Peterson, reportedly appeared on a court docket on Tuesday (Aug. 29th). Legal affairs reporter Meghann Cuniff, who has covered Lanez’s trial since it began last year, shared a copy of the entry, showing a hearing has been set for September 5th. Notes on the entry suggest the court session is for the musician’s appeal, and seemingly an attempt to get bail while the appeal is being decided on. In case you’re unfamiliar, the 31-year-old was given 10 years in jail earlier this month for shooting fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion, 28, back in 2020.

Cuniff also reported that the hearing will heard by the same judge who sentenced Lanez on August 8th. News that the motion was filed comes just a few days after Cuniff criticized Lanez’s lawyer, Jose Baez, for seemingly dragging his feet in submitting the request. Via Twitter, Cuniff shared a screenshot from the legal professional enjoying life in Italy after claiming he’d file the appeal immediately. She wrote as a caption to the photo:

“2+ weeks since Tory Lanez’s lawyer Jose Baez said he’d file a motion to bail Lanez out of jail as he appeals his convictions and 10-year prison sentence. No motion has been filed, and I’m not sure how much of a priority it is for Baez: He’s posting Instagram stories from Italy.”
It seems Lanez’s attorney got the message. Baez was very vocal following the sentencing hearing, arguing that the “Hurts Me” artist should’ve received probation for the crime and 10 years was too extreme. Lanez, however, was convicted of several felonies after being found guilty of shooting the “Savage” rapper.
He was charged with two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, carrying a loaded and unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.
Previously, Cuniff reported that Lanez’s behavior towards Megan subsequent to the shooting played a large part in his long sentence. The journalist explained that his lack of remorse and continued efforts to cast doubt that Megan was shot proved problematic in the judge’s eyes. Both music artists engaged in several online arguments leading up to the trial, mostly instigated by Lanez and his associates. The rapper eventually found himself arrested for violating the gag and restraining order in place as the trial commenced.
Now, it seems Lanez will stand before the judge again, pleading for bond release and reduced jail time. We will continue to update as the story moves forward.
Do you think Tory Lanez will see success in his appeal? Leave your predictions in the comments section below!
Authored by: Kay Johnson