Lil Tjay has been arrested in the Bronx for gun possession, the rapper was reportedly going for a video shoot with Ice Spice and was arrested after a gun was found in his car. According to his legal team, cops had no business searching the Calling My Phone rapper’s car.
Attorney Dawn Florio said, Tjay was just a passenger inside the car alongside several other people and she insists the vehicle was parked legally on the street, reported TMZ. Florio claims police have no reason to search the vehicle and the gun they found does not belong to Tjay, she added.
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The attorney is claiming that the traffic stop itself was bogus and cops had no right to arrest her client. According to Florio, New York Police Department (NYPD) targeted Tjay on the basis of social media posts he and fellow Bronx-born rapper Ice Spice put out to promote the filming of the music video for their Gangsta Boo collaboration.
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Who is Dawn Florio?
Dawn Florio is a criminal attorney defending state and federal cases in New York and New Jersey. She specializes in Criminal Defense litigation. Her practice includes all state and Federal cases and investigations in the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts.
Florio is the founding and managing partner at Dawn M Florio Law Firm PLLC. She has been an attorney for more than 30 years. She is also known as the “Pretty Pitbull Attorney.”
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According to Florio’s LinkedIn profile, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology and science in 1984. She earned a Doctor of Law (JD) focused on Law from St. John’s University School of Law in 1988. During law school, she was the President of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society.
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Before starting her own practice, Florio worked as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx, New York. During that period, she was promoted to a senior trial attorney where she prosecuted the most high-profile cases.