Kodak Black sentenced to 364 days in jail, but could be released in a month
‘Tunnel Vision’ Rapper Kodak Black stood up in court on Thursday and acknowledged his life — and skyrocketing success — were in the judge’s hands as he faced sentencing for violating his house arrest.
“Depending on the outcome of this, it could be the beginning of my career, or the end of my career,” said the rapper, addressing Judge Michael Lynch.
Shortly after, Lynch announced to a full-to-capacity courtroom he would be giving the 19-year-old, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, another chance to make good.
Octave had been facing the potential maximum of eight years in state prison, as the Broward state attorney’s office was requesting. Instead, Lynch sentenced him to 364 days in the county jail.
However, Octave was given a good chance to get out long before that.
Because that time served adds up to close to 180 days, he would’ve served the shortened sentence — and would be released.
When he gets out, he’d still be on the same year-long term of house arrest and five years of probation.
If he doesn’t complete the life skills course, Octave would be required to serve out the next 364 days, beginning Thursday, in the county jail.