Justin Bieber to Face Arraignment on Valentine’s Day
By Shannon Carlin
Justin Bieber may be spending this Valentine’s Day with a Miami judge.
According to Associated Press (via Time), Bieber is expected to face the music over his recent charges of DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license at his February 14 arraignment. During an arraignment, a defendant must enter a plea, but Bieber might not be required to attend if his lawyer can enter a plea in writing.
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Last week, Bieber was arrested, along with his friend Khalil Amir Sharieff, in Miami after he was pulled over for drag racing and driving under the influence.
The arrest report states that the officer smelled an “odor of alcohol emanating from the drivers breath and bloodshot eyes.” It continues to explain that Bieber had “slow deliberate movements and a stupor look on his face.” Under the influence, Bieber did not understand why he was being arrested and continually asked each officer why he was being transported to the Miami Beach Police Department.
Currently, Bieber’s been seen in Panama with his manager Scooter Braun and mentor, Usher trying to lay low from his recent legal troubles, which also include recent claims of vandalism by a California neighbor who says Bieber egged his house.
“We will have a dialogue with the district attorney and determine, based on what we have, when we should bring the case over,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. David Thompson told CNN. “We will then take the case to the D.A. It will be up to them to file charges and what charges at that time.”
As CNN points out, a felony vandalism case could be the biggest threat to Bieber’s ability to tour the world, since a felony charge would come with jail time. But more likely, the case will result in probation if he is convicted, which could also hamper any tour plans since his probation officer could possibly be tasked with approving any travel outside of California.