Justin Bieber Reaches a Plea Deal in DUI Case (VIDEO)
One of Justin Bieber’s many legal battles is finally coming to an end. Remember that pesky Miami DUI arrest back in January? According to TMZ, Justin and his lawyer have finally managed to reach a plea deal that everyone — including the judge presiding over the case — can agree with.
Originally, the judge wanted Justin to star in an anti-drug PSA as part of his punishment for drag racing in a residential neighborhood. But now that Justin’s legal team has managed to prove that not only was he not drunk (although he did test positive for marijuana) or actually drag racing, his sentence is a bit lighter.
Instead, Justin will reportedly plead guilty to reckless driving in about two weeks when the decision is entered into court, and then all other charges will be dropped.
So what does this mean for Justin? He’ll have to pay a fine and attend anger management classes, and once that’s over with, the reckless driving charge will be dropped from his record. More significantly, Justin won’t be on probation as we originally thought.
The biggest caveat for Justin and his team was that Justin not attend a drug and alcohol education course, because that would be like admitting that Justin has a substance abuse problem, and that’s not the message he’s trying to send. Which, considering Justin’s position, is understandable… not to say that he couldn’t benefit from logging a few classroom hours, though.
It sounds like Justin’s getting off pretty easy to us. Take the deal and behave yourself, Biebs!