The rapper could avoid jail time by admitting guilt...

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Eminem

EMINEM is reported to be considering pleading guilty to the outstanding criminal charges against him in an attempt to avoid jail time.

According to a report in this morning's Detroit Free Press (April 18), Eminem's lawyer has said he is hoping to get a lesser sentence of probation if the rapper pleads guilty to two outstanding charges - carrying a concealed weapon and brandishing a firearm in public.

The charges stem from an alleged altercation with an associate of the rival rap group Insane Clown Posse last June. The maximum sentence Eminem could receive is five years in jail, if convicted.

The rapper's attorney, Wally Piszczatowski told the paper he has met with prosecutors. He said: "My hope is to keep him on probation."

Oakland County Assistant Prosecutor Mark Bilkovic added: "He could plead straight up and work out a sentencing deal with the judge. In a case like this, I wouldn't go in screaming for jail time."

Eminem is due in court this coming Monday (April 23) for a pretrial.

Last week, Eminem was sentenced to two years probation on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. The sentence related to an incident outside a nightclub in Warren, Michigan, when he saw a man kissing his wife Kim.

Read More On This Artist

Eminem Merchandise
More News
Run The Jewels' Killer Mike calls for more minority-owned record labels during university...
Gwilym Gold announces details of new album 'A Paradise' - hear first song now
Ciara previews two new songs from forthcoming album 'Jackie'
Bianca Jagger disputes 40 year old story about arriving at Studio 54 on a white horse
Chance The Rapper remixes Jeremih's 'Planes' - listen
Bruce Jenner: 'Kanye West helped Kim Kardashian accept my male to female transition'
Justin Bieber settles out of court with photographer who accused him of assault
Slipknot frontman says he turned down chance to star in US reality dating show
Danny Brown reveals new album is almost finished but 'ain't coming out no time soon'
Heroin arrest turned Sky Ferreira into 'punching bag for chauvinistic media', says DIIV...
Elvis Costello makes final appearance on 'Letterman' - watch
Paul McCartney announces US arena show
Metallica's 'The Black Album' inspired by 'Wicked Game' singer Chris...
Alex James says there was 'ill feeling' among Blur before their reunion
Elton John, Lady Gaga offer support to Bruce Jenner's transgender reveal
Taylor Swift's '1989' louder than AC/DC's 'Back In Black', claims...
Black Sabbath's Bill Ward: 'I missed Ozzy Osbourne so much it was devastating'
Paul Weller on David Cameron's love for The Jam's 'Eton Rifles': 'Which...
Crystal Castles' Ethan Kath responds to Alice Glass' criticisms
Ice Cube premieres new footage from 'Straight Outta Compton' at CinemaCon
Moby to open vegan restaurant in Los Angeles
The Replacements recording new material

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM