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Chances of a new trial, Slim for Buju

june 27th,2012

A US-based criminal defense attorney, is giving a cautious opinion about reggae entertainer Buju Banton’s chances of securing a new trial, following Thursday’s dismissal of his case by the US Appeal Court.

Buju was appealing his 10 year sentence for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, and the use of a phone to facilitate a drug crime.

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeal not only dismissed the appeal, but reversed the not guilty verdict for his gun possession conviction.

The court also sent Buju’s motion for a new trial back to the District Court to decide if enough evidence is there for a new one.

Florida-based defense attorney, Wayne Golding, remains cautious about Buju’s attempt to get a new trial.