Last month, A$AP Rocky spent roughly five weeks in jail as he awaited trial for assault charges in Stockholm, Sweden regarding the much-publicised street brawl. After returning to the United States while he awaited a verdict, a decision was passed down this week. Along with two people from his entourage, Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers, the trio was found guilty of assault.
While he will not need to return to the European country, he has been ordered to pay kr12,500 SEK in total (approximately $1,302 USD) to the victim as well as handed a suspended sentence of two years probation with no additional jail time. “The assault has not been of such a serious nature that a prison sentence must be chosen,” the court said in a statement. “The defendants are therefore sentenced to conditional sentences.”
So what does a suspended sentence ACTUALLY mean?
Also known as conditional sentencing, if A$AP Rocky were to commit another crime in Stockholm, Sweden (though that’s not very likely after his ordeal) in the two-year period, he’d likely be sentenced to jail.
During the rapper’s time in jail, he missed 12 performance dates. According to Swedish law, a person is allowed to seek reimbursement for the money they lost during their time in jail if the defendant is found not guilty. This means Rocky could have claimed an estimated $1 million USD.