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Bruno Mars

Dodges A Bullet in Cocaine Case

1/28/2011 4:32 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bruno Mars has cut a deal with the Clark County District Attorney's Office, in which Mars will not have a conviction on his record for his Las Vegas cocaine arrest ... TMZ has learned.

Bruno Mars

Sources tell TMZ ... the D.A. has agreed to a "deferred adjudication" -- translation ... if he stays out of trouble for 12 months and does a little community service, it's like nothing ever happened.

Mars was arrested in September at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, after a bathroom attendant ratted him out and told security there was a man in a stall doing drugs.

Under the deal, which attorney Blair Berk orchestrated with prosecutors,  Mars will do 200 hours of community service and undergo private counseling.

At the end of the 12-month period, the felony will be officially dismissed.

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MC    

Celebrity justice disgusts me

1333 days ago
2.

Michael    

weak!

1333 days ago
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Steelers suck    

Wow, now, tell me money doesn't talk. Rich people are practically getting away with murder. If this was one of us regular people (not rich or famous) we'd be in the slammer and no way in hell would we have a felony erased off our record. Between Lindsay, Charlie Sheen, Larry Wilcox and this guy, California might as well not have any police. It would save them a ton of time and money and nothing happens to these people anyway.

1333 days ago
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kp    

WHAT YOU DO IN VEGAS STAYS IN VEGAS, only if you rich you can do what ever!! I thought COKE was against the law to have in pocession.

1333 days ago
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kp    

same zip code as CHARLIE

1333 days ago
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bob     

Bruno who? Oh well, I guess he's just another pampered "celeb" who can afford a hotshot lawyer to find a way to get him out of jail time...which you or I would certainly get.

1333 days ago
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Amanda    

This actually is pretty common. New York City does it all the time. As long as the amount of drug in possession is under a certain amount, and you have no prior convictions, they give you 6 months to stay out of trouble and it's erased from your record. No special treatment here.

1333 days ago
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JLS    

And on he goes to do more coke. Blair didn't do him ANY favors in life. And neither does Shawn Chapman Holley with her clients.

They get them off over and over until they are dead. All have intense drug addictions but these attorneys just keep on until they are dead.

1333 days ago
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jacque    

I just wanted to correct TMZ on their "translation". If a person gets deferred adjudication and do their time and stay out of trouble their record it is NOT wiped clean. When someone does a background check they will see that you were "convicted" of this crime. Deferred adjudication is a joke

1333 days ago
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Darryll    

Bruno who? Your kids love him. He is a Disney product sold to pre-teens and young teens. Demi Lavato, Selena Gomez and Bruno Mars. From what you can read on his teen fan sites it's widly known he does coke all the time, supposedly it's part of his appeal to the kids.

1333 days ago
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Zack    

More like dodged a grenade, TMZ.

1333 days ago
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lou    

Well, we see that it isn't race that facilitates better treatment in the criminal justice system, it's MONEY. And LOTS of it. It's very simple: if you're rich, you don't do time, if you're poor, you're in the pokey for years. Very nice judicial system we have, isn't it? I'm glad to see justice doing its thing, just like the politicians giving money to the bankers while letting the middle class sink.

1333 days ago
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mija    

Only 365 more days to go until he can smoke weed. You better bet he's xing them out on the calendar.

1333 days ago
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Colin    

This is how all drug arrests should be handled until we eliminate drug arrests entirely. Don't bow to the prison lobby, we don't need to be incarcerating the populace en mass. Only in the case where an individual presents a clear and imminent danger to another individual's life should they be detained. All non-violent violations (and even some involving minor violence) should be handled through counselling or anything other than incarceration, which does absolutely nothing to solve these problems and, instead, builds career criminals.

1333 days ago
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Felice    

Bruno Mars is a grwon man who does not/has not ever worked for Disney. Teen girls like him no doubt because he's short and cute, but he's always gone for an adult market. Get your facts straight.

1333 days ago
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