Justin Bieber Avoids DUI Charge By Donating $50,000 to Charity

Justin Bieber plea agreement no jail time
It pays to have a lot of money and good lawyers looking out for you. A plea agreement has been reached in the case which saw Justin Bieber hit the headlines for drag racing and drug use in South Florida this January. Bieber, through his lawyers, pleaded to resisting arrest without violence. As part of a plea agreement, the judge ordered him to attend an anger management course, as well as pay a $500 fine and complete a program about people whose lives have been impacted by drunk driving. Another part of the agreement is he will make a $50,000 as a charitable contribution to “Our Kids,” a children’s charity which helps human trafficking victims.

The arrest was made on January 23rd in Miami Beach. Reports in the media at the time said he was drag racing his rented Lamborghini against R&B singer, Khalil Amir Sharieff’s Ferrari. Breath tests showed the presence of little alcohol in his system, and it appeared he would get off without any problems until urine tests uncovered the presence of Marijuana and Xanax in Bieber’s system.

It’s not the first time Bieber has brushed with the law and bargained his way out of trouble. He recently agreed to pay $80,000 in damages (and take a misdemeanor vandalism charge) for throwing eggs at the house of his Los Angeles neighbor. There was also the recent scuffle in Miami with a photographer outside his recording studio, and an assault of a limousine driver in December.

It’s clear we’re seeing a different Justin Bieber than the one that shot to fame five years on the strength of his You tube videos. Then a fresh faced youth, he was taken under the wing of Usher and Manager, Scooter Braun. He also frequently traveled with his mother in tow.

In 2010 he was nominated for two Grammy awards, but since then his star hasn’t been shining as brightly. It’s no doubt a decline in audience loyalty as he’s grown older. After all, some of Bieber’s strongest supporters were teenage girls that fancied themselves as his one true love. But now his brand image has changed, from handsome young man to fast-emerging bad boy. He’ll need to work on striking up interest in a new market.

This entry was posted in Entertainment, Personal Finance and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Justin Bieber Avoids DUI Charge By Donating $50,000 to Charity

  1. grace says:

    This shows why the justice system isn’t really fair. Do you think the average person would get off so easy if they had the same charges? No way.

  2. biebfan says:

    Haters gonna hate. Wat do u no bout dis? I bieblieve!!

  3. wake up says:

    Really?! A donation to charity? If anybody else white or black dialf this crap it would be 2-5 in prison! The punishment needs to be equal for everyone, be they a star poor Rick cop or robber there is no justice until the laws apply equally to all!

  4. Elliot says:

    At least something good came out of this young man’s antics. Hopefully the charity will make good use of his “donation”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *