Bieber DUI Trial Officially Delayed

Posted by: The Lush Crush on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 Category Treble with the Law

Justin Bieber

It looks like Justin Bieber’s attorneys were successful is getting his trial delayed. The lawyers for the young pop star said they needed more time to go over evidence and to decide whether or not to accept a plea deal.

Bieber’s trial was originally set for May 5. However, his attorney Roy Black asked for a 60-day delay. Miami-Dade County Judge William Altfield set the trial date more than 60 days to July 7, 2014.

“I want to give everyone plenty of time,” Altfield said.

The prosecutors in the case, Daniel Diaz-Balart and Juan Perez, had no objections to the trial delay.

Attorney Roy Black said that if the case goes to the trial, he plans on challenging Bieber’s test results. Bieber’s blood alcohol level at the time of his arrest was .02 percent. That’s below the legal limit for underage drivers in the state of Florida. However, after taking a urine test, Bieber tested positive for marijuana and the anti-anxiety medication Xanax.

“There are some series matters regarding the testing,” Black stated.

Black also stated that the reason it’s taking such a long time for the Bieber camp to be prepared for trial is that all decisions must be made at the “executive suite” level. Oftentimes, many DUI offenders accept a plea deal and don’t go to trial. Bieber has yet to make a decision on whether or not to accept a deal. If he accepts, he may have to attend alcohol education classes, perform community service and deal with a license suspension.

Bieber was not present for this hearing. He’s currently in Japan, offending Chinese and South Korean fans by visiting and praying at the controversial Japanese Shinto shrine.

Source: ABC News


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