BIGBANG member T.O.P (real name Choi Seung Hyun) attended his first court hearing at the Seoul Central District Court this morning (29th June, Thursday).

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According to numerous reports, the rapper acknowledged all of the charges made against him. In case you’ve forgotten, he was accused of smoking marijuana 4 times (twice normally and twice in liquid form) with Han Seo Hee, a former trainee, last October.

Source: Sports Chosun via Naver

As he is a first-time offender, T.O.P has been sentenced to 2 years of probation. Furthermore, the idol will receive a 10-month prison sentence if he violates the terms of his probation. As Criminal Justice Degree Hub puts it, probation lets a person (who has been found guilty of committing a crime) stay in their community, so long as they’re being supervised by a probation officer.

In a statement to the press prior to the hearing, the YG Entertainment artiste said, “Whatever the verdict may be, I will receive any punitive sentence consensually. Lastly, I would like to apologise to my mother.”

Besides that, T.O.P, who enlisted in the military on 9th February, will have to re-enlist in the army as his mandatory service ended due to his marijuana conviction.

Source: X Sports News via Soompi

In other news, Han Seo Hee was sentenced to 4 years of probation, 3 years of jail time if she violates the terms of her trial period, and 120 hours of medical treatment. She was also fined about USD850.

Sources: Asian Junkie (1)(2), Soompi, All Kpop / Featured image: Sports Chosun via Naver.

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