We had mentioned pop star Justin Bieber’s DUI arrest in a previous blog post. By now, the whole world knows about his arrest for driving under the influence and his disaster of a deposition for his upcoming civil suit he took. There is now an update on his criminal cases.
A judge has set trial for May 5 as the singer had previously pled “Not Guilty” to the charges. Per both the prosecutor and his criminal defense attorney, no offer has been made on the case.
There had been a previous trial date but it was continued due to publicity surrounding Bieber’s urine test that was caught on video.
The defendant and Khalil Sharieff, another singer, were arrested in January for closing down a street to race sportscars. Police investigated and later made an arrest on the above charges. There are several interesting angles in this story. Bieber’s blood-alcohol content was below the 0.02 level for underage drivers. However he underwent further tests which found marijuana and Xanax in his system, potentially complicating his defense.
Have you or a loved one been arrested for a DUI or drug possession? Then call the Pinellas DUI attorneys at Blake & Dorsten, P.A. today! These former prosecutors are experienced trial attorneys.