Justin Bieber has been working hard to find a way out of a legal mess after some run-ins with the cops across the United States. Bieber has pleaded guilty in the case against him in Florida reported CBS on Aug. 13, 2014. On Wednesday Bieber pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of careless driving and resisting arrest seven months after he was arrested in Miami Beach.
Police initially alleged Bieber was engaged in an illegal street drag race in Miami. Bieber has made a plea deal with Florida prosecutors. The plea deal was detailed at a court hearing and includes a 12-hour anger management course along with a $50,000 charitable contribution and fines. This deal helps Bieber avoid a conviction for driving under the influence.
Bieber did not appear at the hearing before Miami-Dade County Judge William Altfield. Bieber has already donated the $50,000 to a local children's charity according to defense attorney Mark Shapiro. On Jan. 23 Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach after what police described was an illegal street race between Bieber's rented Lamborghini and a Ferrari which was driven by R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff.
Bieber's alcohol breath test was below the 0.02 limit for underage drivers. However, marijuana and the anti-anxiety drug Xanax showed up in urine tests. There was a fight about releasing a video of Bieber taking the urine test. The lawyers representing Bieber insisted appropriately that this was an invasion of privacy.
However, Altfield ordered that this humiliating video be released with Bieber's sensitive portions blacked out. Bieber also had to face charges of resisting arrest and driving with an expired license. It is said he took off with a string of profanities against the police when he was arrested.
Bieber's lawyers agreed to the plea deal for Bieber in the Miami DUI case reports ABC News. Bieber must now attend 12 hours of anger management classes and pay a $500 fine. He also has to pay for the court costs.
Bieber will also have to complete a YouImpact program in which he'll be meeting with people whose lives were changed by drunk drivers. It never hurts anyone to become a safer driver in view of how many people are actually crippled and killed on the roads daily by drunk drivers and other bad drivers and so in the long run this will help make Bieber a better person.