On the afternoon of January 23, 2014, singer Justin Bieber has his day in court (along with singer Khalil and both post bond and walk out free men… for now.
Bieber was charged with resisting arrest without violence to his person and warrants issued for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with expired license, on the morning of January 23, 2014. (He, later, alledgedly admitted to being under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs!)
Bieber and his buddy, Khalil, had been caught, by Miami-Dade Police Department officers, racing their very expensive big boy toys – Bieber’s Lamborghini and Kahlil’s Ferrari – on a residential street near 26th and Pine streets.
Word of the arrest of Justin Bieber infiltrated the news waves, while Kahlil’s arrest not-so-much. It goes without saying that, although both are signed artists in the entertainment industry, Justin Beiber is a a more well known personality. Beiber also had additional charges, of resisting arrest and driving with expired license, which Khalil did not.
Both young men are 19 years old. Both have to face driving under the influence charges, which if convicted will mean no more legal driving during a mandatory six-month period, along with other penalties that could include monetary fine, community service and DUI classes.
For now, the two have been released on bail bond. Bieber’s bail was $2,500, while Khalil’s was $1,000.
Justin Bieber seemed quite unfazed upon release from police custody. He was photographed by media (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) sitting on top of his get away vehicle, saluting the crowd with a wave.
Is that a sign that Bieber is not taking this arrest seriously or is he just happy to be free?
Regarding the $2,500 bail, Bieber, with his musical career and venture capitalist technology endorsements, undoubtedly makes more money than that before he rises from bed every morning.
Should the bail amount set be more in alignment with the singer’s income bracket?
Again, no media/photography coverage is currently available of Khalil - during court hearing, nor after his release from police custody - related to this case.
What do you think about the imbalanced media coverage, regarding Bieber and Kahlil, involving this event?
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