Big Bang’s T.O.P has received his sentence for his marijuana use.
After pleading guilty to all charges, the court stated, “The defendant has acknowledged all of the charges made against him and has been found guilty.”
“Drug-related crimes not only hurt the individual’s health but it can also have major negative effects on society as a whole, so there is no choice but to give a severe punishment.”
They continued, “However, we have taken into consideration that the defendant is sincerely self-reflecting, and that he does not have any previous criminal offenses.”
T.O.P outside court after sentencing:
The court announced that T.O.P will receive a 10-month suspended prison sentence, two years probation and a fee of 12,000 South Korean Won.
He will now be re-evaluated for the completion of his mandatory military service, which was suspended until after the trial.
As his sentence is less than 18months, the police agency where he was serving as a conscripted police officer will determine if it is proper for him to continue in his current position. If he is found unfit to continue he could complete his service as a social worker.
T.O.P has apologised for his actions:
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Written and edited by Narelle
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