Justin Bieber strikes plea deal in DUI Miami case days after avoiding charges for cell phone theft

By Daniel S Levine,

Justin Bieber may be missing from the music hit parade at the moment, but if law enforcement kept their own charts, he would be scoring hit after hit this week. Just days after he was cleared of charges in a cell phone theft case, Bieber has reportedly struck a plea deal with authorities in Miami for his infamous January DUI arrest.

As previously reported, on Thursday, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office announced that the felony attempted robbery charge against him was dropped. That case came about because back in May, he was accused of trying to take a cell phone away from a woman at a batting cage after she took a picture of him.

Just a day later, TMZ’s sources confirmed that Bieber reached a plea deal with prosecutors in Miami, avoiding a trial in that DUI case. In addition to DUI, Bieber faced charges of resisting arrest and driving without a valid license. He also tested positive for marijuana in his system.

Now, Bieber has agreed to plead guilty to DUI, in exchange for having the other charges dropped. He will have to pay a fine and attend anger management classes, although he will not be on probation.

TMZ says that there were two reasons why it took so long to get the deal done. First, Bieber’s team didn’t like the judge’s request that he star in an anti-drug PSA and eventually the judge dropped that idea. Next, prosecutors wanted Bieber to go to a drug education course, but the singer’s team doesn’t think he has a drug problem. So, he got anger management classes instead.

The deal is set to be presented in court later this month.

image courtesy of INFphoto.com



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