Ever since Canadian pop star Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach and charged with drunk driving, people have been wondering how much trouble he is really in. Will he be convicted of DUI? Will he go to jail? Will he get out of the charges completely?
Our team at Beckham Solis, Attorneys at Law has defended many high-profile individuals against DUI charges in the Miami area. Our firm is not representing Bieber, but we are well-acquainted with the police officers, prosecutors, and lawyers involved in this case and are curious to see how this trial will play out.
The heavily-covered incident took place early in the morning of January 23, 2014 when Bieber and his friend, rapper Khalil, were pulled over for allegedly drag racing in Miami Beach after leaving a club. According to police reports, Bieber made statements to the officers indicating that he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana, and taken prescription medication earlier in the night.
Bieber's trial date is set for March 3, 2014, and he is charged with drunk driving, resisting arrest, and driving with an expired license. The court will formally charge the 19-year-old singer on February 14th.
Bieber pleaded "not guilty" to the charges, and with the right defense he could avoid conviction. In many DUI trials, the case hinges on what the police did or did not do, if every aspect of the police stop followed the law, the administration of field sobriety tests and chemical tests, the arrest procedure, and other important details. For now, we can only guess how this headline-making case will end, but there could be legal challenges involved that would enable Bieber to walk away without serious consequences or further damage to his career.
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