Rapper’s Lawyer Says There’s No Way He’ll Plead Guilty
Rapper and reality star Jim Jones will finally head to trial for his driving while stoned case, BOSSIP has learned.
Jones, real name Joseph Guillermo Jones, will be in Bronx Criminal Court next month for a trial stemming from his arrest nearly two years ago for allegedly driving high. Jones’ case was supposed to begin April 14, but the prosecution asked for more time because the arresting officer wasn’t available.
Cops pulled Jones, 39, over in 2013 on the Sheridan Expressway in the Bronx. Cops smelled weed, and arrested the “We Fly High” rapper, although they didn’t actually find any pot in the car. Jones was charged with attempting to commit a crime, driving under the influence of drugs, refusing a breathalyzer test and reckless driving.
John Carlton, Jones’ attorney, told BOSSIP that they’re not interested in the Bronx District Attorney’s Office plea deal. “They basically offered that he plead guilty,” Carlton said. “He’s not pleading to that. If the DA wants to get creative, then that’s (another thing).”
Carlton said Jones’ case was unusual because the arresting officer decided that Jones wasn’t under the influence, but the case was reassigned and the new officer said he was.