Drama unfolded in the courtroom during the YSL Rico trial when Young Thug’s attorney, Brian Steel, was taken into custody after a heated exchange with Judge Ural Glanville.

Bradford Cohen, Kodak Black’s lawyer, immediately jumped to Steel’s defense, calling for a mistrial. Cohen was outraged, taking to X (formerly Twitter) to voice his disbelief. ‘This case and judge is off the reservation,’ Cohen wrote. ‘This is an instant mistrial. I cannot believe the Judge thinks taking a defense atty into custody isn’t a mistrial. BRIAN STEELE is a real one. Defense lawyers across the country should be terrified by the lack of judicial knowledge.’

The incident occurred after Steel confronted Judge Glanville about a conversation that had taken place between the judge, prosecutors, and one of the state’s star witnesses before the court date. Glanville demanded to know how Steel had come upon this information and accused him of trying to extort the court.

In the end, Steel was found in contempt of court and sentenced to 10 weekends in jail. He returned to the courtroom soon after but faces an uncertain appeal. If his appeal is unsuccessful, he’ll be spending those weekends behind bars along with Young Thug.

The YSL trial has been a high-profile case, involving serious charges such as racketeering, murder, assault, carjacking, drug dealing, and theft. Young Thug, alongside 28 other defendants, is facing a racketeering indictment. Opening statements were scheduled to begin on November 27, 2023.

Bradford Cohen’s vocal support for Steel has brought additional attention to the trial and raised questions about the judicial conduct in the case. Cohen and others in the legal community are closely watching the developments, concerned about what they see as a troubling precedent.

With Steel’s fate hanging in the balance and the YSL trial underway, the legal drama continues to unfold, capturing the attention of both the public and the legal community.

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