News: Kanye West Awarded Freedom Before Arraignment

Monday, Apr 13, 2009 6:17PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has been granted an additional month before having to appear before a judge for his misdemeanor charges arraignment.

Attorneys for Ye and his manager Don Crowley appeared in court today (April 13).

Kanye West's lawyer went to court Monday and won a delay for West's arraignment for smashing a photog's gear. The famous Blair Berk reps Kanye while Crowley is repped by prominent defense attorney Shawn Chapman Holley. (TMZ)

Ye will now appear in court towards the end of May.

Lawyers for the rapper and his road manager were granted a delay to enter pleas until May 20 during a brief hearing Monday afternoon. West, who is not required to attend, was scheduled to be arraigned on three misdemeanor charges filed as result of a scuffle with a paparazzo at Los Angeles International Airport on September 11, 2008. (Associated Press)

Yeezy was officially charged last month.

The rapper has been charged with three misdemeanor counts of vandalism, grand theft and battery stemming from a scuffle with a paparazzo at LAX in September 2008. Kanye's manager Don Crawley was also charged with two counts each of vandalism, grand theft and battery. (Extra TV)

He faces time behind bars if a judge does not rule in his favor.

If convicted of all charges, West could face up to two years and six months in jail, while Crawley could face up to five years, he said. Their arraignment hearing is set for April 14 at the Los Angeles Airport Courthouse. (CNN)

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