Pop star Justin Bieber has agreed to a plea deal following a DUI arrest in Miami, Florida earlier this year, which will not include serving any jail time.
In exchange for pleading guilty to careless driving and resisting arrest, the state will drop the DUI charges against Bieber as long as he attends an anger management course and makes a $50,000 charitable donation, according to reports.
The 20-year-old was arrested in January and charged with drunken driving, resisting arrest and driving without a license after police believe Bieber and a friend were drag-racing in Miami Beach. Police allege that Bieber’s security team, and reportedly his father, had blocked off the street for the race.
Even though officers claim they observed symptoms of intoxication, such as bloodshot eyes and a flushed face, the results of blood alcohol tests showed Bieber’s BAC was actually below the legal limit.
Regardless, in addition to his donation and 12-hour anger management course, which reports show will be held privately to keep fans at bay, Bieber has been ordered to watch online videos of tragic DUI cases.
Bieber’s DUI plea deal is his second in the last two months, and both involve anger management classes.
Bieber’s previous plea happened just a month ago, when the singer pleaded no contest to charges of vandalism for allegedly egging a neighbor’s house in California.
For that deal, Bieber accepted two years of probation, five days of community service and 12 weeks’ worth of anger management classes on top of paying restitution to the owner of the house.
Florida is strict when it comes to DUI charges. In order to receive a positive outcome after being charged with DUI, you must enlist the help of a criminal defense lawyer who can challenge the state’s evidence against you while protecting your rights. If you or someone you love has been arrested for a DUI, please call a Florida DUI Lawyer at Whittel & Melton at 866-608-5529 or contact us online to learn more about how we can help you resolve your legal matter.