Attorney For Morgan Wallen Confirms That He Won’t Be In Court Friday For Hearing On Felony Charges

Morgan Wallen

Gonna be able to sleep in after his show at Nissan Stadium tonight.

Morgan Wallen is in Nashville this weekend for a three night run of shows, but he’s also got his first hearing over his felony charges stemming from (allegedly) throwing a chair off the rooftop of Eric Church’s new downtown Nashville bar, Chief’s.

When it was announced that his hearing would be on May 3, many assumed it was scheduled for that day since Morgan would already be in town for his tour.

But according to his attorney, the singer won’t be in court anyway.

Worrick Robinson, the attorney for Morgan on his criminal charges, released a statement confirming that the court waived the singer’s appearance, meaning he won’t need to be present in the courtroom for the hearing:

“The court has formally waived Morgan Wallen’s appearance on Friday, May 3 as his presence is not required to advance the case. The Office of the District Attorney has been notified of the Appearance Waiver.”

Of course the hearing will still take place, but Morgan’s attorney will be able to appear on his behalf without his client present.

The hearing is the first that’s been scheduled since the country music superstar was arrested on April 7 for allegedly throwing a chair from the rooftop bar, reportedly landing just feet from two police officers who were standing on the sidewalk below.

Wallen was charged with three counts of felony reckless endangerment and one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct, and has been free on $15,000 bail since his arrest.

He issued his first statement on the incident a couple of weeks ago, saying that he takes full responsibility for his behavior:

“I didn’t feel right publicly checking in until I made amends with some folks. I’ve touched base with Nashville law enforcement, my family, and the good people at Chief’s. I’m not proud of my behavior, and I accept responsibility.

I have the utmost respect for the officers working every day to keep us all safe. Regarding my tour, there will be no change. -MW”

The hearing is scheduled for 10:30 AM tomorrow…less than 12 hours after Morgan leaves the Nissan Stadium stage on his One Night At A Time tour.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock