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Justin Bieber Makes Plea Deal in Miami DUI Case

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | Jun 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year, Justin Bieber was arrested for driving under the influence after being caught in an alleged drag race in Miami Beach. At the time of arrest, Bieber tested positive for marijuana, reports TMZ.

It was no secret that Bieber's attorneys were looking to reach a plea deal with Miami prosecutors to make the criminal charge go away. However, the sticking point in the plea deal appeared to be a public service announcement that a Miami judge wanted Bieber to make. In the plea deal that was eventually struck, Bieber agreed to plead guilty to reckless driving in exchange for dropping the other charges against him including the criminal DUI. Bieber also agreed to pay a fine and attend anger management classes as part of the deal.

However, Bieber will not have to make the anti-drug public service announcement. Initially, the judge wanted the pop star to pay for, produce, and star in the PSA. Bieber was against the idea saying that he felt it was inappropriate. Bieber will also not have to serve probation as part of the plea deal. This means that any further run-ins with the law will not automatically result in an arrest for Bieber.

Contact a King County DUI Attorney

Most DUI cases end in a plea deal. In other words, very few DUI cases actually make it to trial.

If you have been charged with a DUI and it is your first DUI arrest, you should contact an experienced attorney and learn your options for a plea deal. The benefits of a plea deal are that you may be able to avoid a criminal charge and can end your case without having to go to trial. To learn if a plea deal is right for you, talk to an attorney at Cowan Kirk Gaston Wolff by calling 1-866-822-1230.

About the Author

William Kirk, Partner

Bill Kirk has been named a Super Lawyer by Washington Law and Politics Magazine every year since 2003. He currently serves on the Board of Regents to the National College for DUI Defense and is the President of the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice. Bill is one of only two attorneys in this state to pass the National College's Board Certification Exam.


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