Han Seo Hee, the trainee involved in T.O.P’s marijuana case, has withdrawn her appeal for the first trial of her marijuana case.
On August 28, a source revealed that Han Seo Hee formally submitted her request to withdraw her appeal through her legal representative on August 25. The withdrawal of her appeal means that she has de facto accepted the verdict from her first trial.
Previously, Han Seo Hee was sentenced to four years of probation with the possibility of a three-year prison sentence if she commits a repeat offense during her probation period. The Seoul Central District Court also ordered 120 hours of drug rehab and a fee of 870,000 won (approximately $775) on June 16.
The 7th Criminal Investigation Department from the Seoul High Court previously concluded hearing Han Seo Hee’s appeal case on August 18. The adjudication for this case will take place on September 20. Adjudication is the legal process by which a judge reviews evidence and argumentation to come to a conclusion on a case.
Although Han Seo Hee has withdrawn her appeal, the adjudication will continue to take place. A source explained, “If a defendant withdraws an appeal against the first trial then the first sentence is confirmed and the adjudication gets canceled. However, if the defendant and the prosecution both appeal then even if the defendant appeals the adjudication proceeds as initially planned.”