Justin Bieber Rejects Plea Deal; Trial Set for March in Miami-Dade
It feels like just yesterday Justin Bieber was in our neck of the woods allegedly blocking off a Miami Beach roadway, drag-racing with R&B singer Khalil and being snarky with the po-po. The Biebz was placed under arrest for failing a field sobriety test, resisting arrest, and driving with an expired license.
Find me a jury that could convict those dimples!
As a first-time offender, TMZ reports the megafamous pop star was offered a pretty standard plea deal: community service, alcohol abuse classes, and random drug testing. In his infinite wisdom, he said no deal. After all, this is Florida, where people have literally gotten away with murder.
Considering Bieber, 19, was shoved into the limelight before his voice even cracked, it has to be a world record he didn't wind up with a mug shot sooner, and of all places, South Florida was where he would be brought to justice.
In remarkable foresight, Bieber will also "not accept any plea that has probation" since his lawyers foresee other legal kerfuffles on the horizon. Bieber also doesn't want to take the alcohol abuse classes because he fears it will draw more public attention to him, and that's apparently something people who drive yellow Lamborghinis don't want.
Bieber's lawyers contest the alcohol consumption (he blew below a 0.02) and the speeds Miami Beach Police recorded him doing. However, a toxicology report did detect marijuana and Xanax in his system.
A Miami-Dade County judge scheduled his trial for March 4. His lawyers have already filed a written plea of not guilty.
At least he wasn't texting and driving, right?