UPDATE: Snoop Avoids Jail Time
After being charged with two felony accounts of gun possession by a felon and sale or transportation of marijuana this past Monday, April 10th (see: Snoop Hit With Gun and Drug Charges), Snoop Dogg pleaded no contest to avoid Jail Time.
Had the case gone to trial, the rapper faced up to four years in a state prison.
"Snoop accepts full responsibility for these matters He understands that, while he has every reason to seek security and protection, he cannot have a gun in his own vehicle, and he must only employ licensed security personnel. By the same token, although Snoop possesses a medical marijuana certificate, he recognizes, he cannot possess more marijuana than permitted by that law," said his attorney Donald Etra.
While Snoop avoids prison, he was sentenced to five years probation and 800 hours of community service (400 in which can be served through Snoops youth football league).
"Snoop appreciates the courtesy and cooperation extended to him by the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, which was very helpful in resolving these matters," Etra stated.