After being arrested for trespassing in Florida on New Year’s Eve, Kodak Black’s 2022 year didn’t start the way he anticipated it would. In his hometown of Pompano Beach, this event occurred at the Golden Acres public housing community, and he was arrested in the early hours of New Year’s Day. Kodak was arrested on trespassing charges in connection with a four-month-old cease-and-desist order, according to a story from TMZ at the time. In a statement to Rolling Stone three weeks later, Broward County prosecutors stated that the rapper’s charges will be dropped, according to Kodak’s lawyer Bradford Cohen.
The incident occurred while the rapper was visiting family, according to Cohen. While standing near his parked Lamborghini in a driveway, Kodak was detained here. A deputy office took him away, citing the cease-and-desist letter as a reason for his arrest. A cease-and-desist letter is not the same as a trespass notice, according to Cohen, and a “landlord can’t trespass you if the person paying rent invites you.”
“I think they made the arrest so they could search him and search his vehicle that was legally parked and try to find something that was a bigger charge than trespassing,” Cohen said to Rolling Stone. “I think it was embarrassing that they ended up arresting him for trespass, and the case was never filed on because there was no probable cause to make the arrest.”
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Thursday, according to Rolling Stone.