Eminem Sentencing Delayed

Judge's decision on no contest plea extended to June 28th

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Eminem's sentencing in Pontiac, Michigan on charges of brandishing a firearm in public and carrying a concealed weapon has been delayed until June 28th, due to crowding on the judge's docket.. The rapper (a.k.a. Marshall Bruce Mathers III) pled no contest on April 23rd to the charges, which stemmed from a June 3rd, 2000 incident in which he pulled an unloaded weapon on Douglas Dail, an associate of the Insane Clown Posse.

At the time of Eminem's plea, Oakland County Circuit Judge Denise Langford Morris was considering probation instead of jail time. Though a no contest plea does constitute a conviction, it is not considered an admission of guilt. The plea also kept Eminem from having the case go to trial; however, if he is unhappy with his sentence, he may withdraw the plea and send the case to trial.

Eminem's settled another legal tangle earlier this year, when he plead guilty to a concealed weapons count in nearby Macomb County, Michigan, in exchange for a dismissal of charges of assault with a dangerous weapon; the charges resulted from a June 4th, 2000 dispute outside a nightclub in which Eminem allegedly pistol-whipped a man he claims he saw kissing his wife. Eminem received two years of probation for the incident.