Machel Montano Appeal The Judge Ruling , Facing Visa Troubles
Machel Montano legal troubles are far from over.
Last month Trinidad Magistrate Judge Maureen Baboolal-Gafoor found Montano guilty on four counts of assault, but the singer avoided jail time.
Baboolal-Gafoor fined Machel Montano TT$13,700 and ordered him to pay TT$13,500 in compensation to the plaintiffs in the case.
However, the legal showdown is not over yet as both lawyers reprenting Machel Montano and his co-accused Kernal Roberts filed an appeal to overturn the judges ruling.
Attorneys Dana Seetahal SC and Keith Scotland, representing Montano and Roberts respectively, contends that there were insufficient evidence to convict both men.
The state also filed their own appeal.
Senior State attorney George Busby also filed an appeal against the judges ruling, arguing that the judge was too soft on Machel and Roberts.
In related Machel Montano news, the soca singer could see his United States visa being revoked as a result of his conviction.
According to reports, Machel Montano may require special permission from the US Department of Homeland Security to acquire a new visa.