Morgan Wallen’s Felony Charges Could Lead To Serious Jail Time

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Morgan Wallen was arrested earlier this month after throwing a chair off a rooftop bar. He faces years in prison for the multiple felonies. Just how much jail time could the country music star see? Keep reading for the latest details.

Morgan Wallen Arrested At Eric Church’s Bar

On April 8, 2024, country star Morgan Wallen was arrested and charged with three counts of reckless endangerment, a Class E felony in Tennessee.

He was also charged with one count of disorderly conduct. The charges stem from an incident where Wallen allegedly threw a chair from the roof of Chief’s bar in downtown Nashville.

The chair landed near two police officers. The incident comes just three years after Morgan Wallen’s career was threatened after he was caught on camera saying the n-word.

Morgan Wallen/Credit: Morgan Wallen Instagram
Morgan Wallen/Credit: Morgan Wallen Instagram

Felony Charges Could Lead To Serious Jail Time

The potential consequences for the singer are significant. According to Tennessee law, a Class E felony can result in between one to six years imprisonment. If convicted of all charges, Wallen could face a maximum sentence of six years in prison.

However, the specific consequences will depend on several factors, including Wallen’s previous criminal history, his attitude during the trial, and the recommendations of his legal counsel. It’s also worth noting that even a conviction on a felony charge doesn’t necessarily mean a mandatory prison sentence – judges have discretion in sentencing.

PEOPLE magazine chatted with a legal expert about possible consequences for Morgan Wallen. David Raybin – who doesn’t represent the singer – told the outlet that he could just get probation.

“It’s probably a maximum of two years [jail time] assuming he was not put on probation,” the defense attorney said about the likely sentence.

The impact on Wallen’s career is another major consideration. The music industry has a history of harshly punishing artists for legal translations, and Wallen has already faced censorship and a loss of concert dates following previous controversies. Another major incident could lead to his record label dropping him, further damaging his career prospects.

Next Step In Legal Saga

In the short-term, Wallen will likely face intense scrutiny and criticism from the media and the public. He may be dropped from future festivals and events, and his current record deal could be in jeopardy.

His next court date is on May 3 in Tennessee. He is scheduled to perform at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium later that night.

Do you think the singer will get the maximum six years in jail? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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