Kanye West Case in Court

4/13/2009 6:10 PM PDT

Kanye West Case in Court

Kanye West's lawyer went to court today and won a delay for West's arraignment for smashing a photog's gear.

The famous Blair Berk reps Kanye, who is charged with vandalism, battery and grand theft -- stemming from a tussle with two photogs at LAX last year. Kanye's manager, Don Crowley, is also charged with two counts of vandalism, two counts of battery and two counts of grand theft. He's repped by prominent defense attorney Shawn Chapman Holley, who wore a yellow pinstriped pant suit to court -- with a necklace.

Bond on both defendants was exonerated because they do not have criminal records and promised to appear for their arraignments.

The incident occurred on September 11, 2008. A TMZ cameraman captured the confrontation ... Kanye can clearly be seen smashing the photog's flash to the ground.

Kanye could get up to 2 1/2 years in jail if convicted on all counts. Crowley could get five years.

Berk and Holley could end up squaring off with TMZ, since our camera got wrecked during the attack. We're only slightly scared...