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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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dreamon    

Great work Berk! Too bad Ll didn't listen to you when she had the chance.

1328 days ago
17.

Truth    

WOW, A BLACK DUDE GETS OFF IN VEGAS?? SOME LAWYER/DA WON THE LOTTERY. PAYOFF MUST'VE BEEN HUUUGE!!!!!!! ...JUST SAYIN.

1328 days ago
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Tammy    

This is normal. He had a minimal amount and was a first time offender. I think 12 months probabtion is longer than normal Joe, but they believe he'll mess up again in less than a year, so they think they're going to lock him up eventually. Bruno, learn your lesson and do you drugs at home.

1328 days ago
19.

bbc    

"Ratted him out?" TMZ is growing more pathetic by the day. It's like the staff now associates themselves with the celeb losers on a patch of destruction that they write about.

Go write another story about a porn whore. (Sick of everyone throwing around the term "porn STAR." Jenna Jameson is a porn star - people know her name. The rest? Not so much.)

1328 days ago
20.

Reyna38    

JESUS THIS FUKKKER IS ONE UGLY HOMO........ *** HAG........

1328 days ago
21.

Joao    

$$$$$$$$$$$$$

1328 days ago
22.

Nicole     

@Truth
A black dude that had Paris Hilton's lawyer David Chesnoff and LL's former lawyer Blair Berk

@dreamon
Totally agree
Lindsay should have have listened to Blair and got help before May or even in 09.

1328 days ago
23.

CelticOne    

More preferential treatment for the celebs.. disgusting. How do judges sleep at night with the bogus sentences?!

1328 days ago
24.

A.M.D    

At least get to the waaaaaaaay top first before you start your downhill spiral. Love this guy, what a disappointment.

1328 days ago
25.

RickJames    

Cocaine's a helluva drug!

1328 days ago
26.

Tess Driver    

It's not celebrity justice, it's pursuant to Nevada statute.

NRS 453.3363 Suspension of proceedings and probation of accused under certain conditions; effect of discharge and dismissal.
1. If a person who has not previously been convicted of any offense pursuant to NRS 453.011 to 453.552, inclusive, or pursuant to any statute of the United States or of any state relating to narcotic drugs, marijuana, or stimulant, depressant or hallucinogenic substances tenders a plea of guilty, guilty but mentally ill, nolo contendere or similar plea to a charge pursuant to subparagraph (1) of paragraph (a) of subsection 2 of NRS 453.3325, subsection 2 or 3 of NRS 453.336, NRS 453.411 or 454.351, or is found guilty or guilty but mentally ill of one of those charges, the court, without entering a judgment of conviction and with the consent of the accused, may suspend further proceedings and place the person on probation upon terms and conditions that must include attendance and successful completion of an educational program or, in the case of a person dependent upon drugs, of a program of treatment and rehabilitation pursuant to NRS 453.580.
2. Upon violation of a term or condition, the court may enter a judgment of conviction and proceed as provided in the section pursuant to which the accused was charged. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (e) of subsection 2 of NRS 193.130, upon violation of a term or condition, the court may order the person to the custody of the Department of Corrections.
3. Upon fulfillment of the terms and conditions, the court shall discharge the accused and dismiss the proceedings against him or her. A nonpublic record of the dismissal must be transmitted to and retained by the Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Public Safety solely for the use of the courts in determining whether, in later proceedings, the person qualifies under this section.
4. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, discharge and dismissal under this section is without adjudication of guilt and is not a conviction for purposes of this section or for purposes of employment, civil rights or any statute or regulation or license or questionnaire or for any other public or private purpose, but is a conviction for the purpose of additional penalties imposed for second or subsequent convictions or the setting of bail. Discharge and dismissal restores the person discharged, in the contemplation of the law, to the status occupied before the arrest, indictment or information. The person may not be held thereafter under any law to be guilty of perjury or otherwise giving a false statement by reason of failure to recite or acknowledge that arrest, indictment, information or trial in response to an inquiry made of the person for any purpose. Discharge and dismissal under this section may occur only once with respect to any person.

1328 days ago
27.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

im confused..I thought cocaine was mandatory sentencing

1328 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

is this guy related to the mars fortune,,he gave the judge a few mars bars and hooked him up

1328 days ago
29.

Marie    

A talented young man like Bruno Mars should not be doing drugs. Drugs are bad. Stay away from them, young people.

1328 days ago
30.

G     

He's not black.
He's not a Disney product never worked for Disney.
This sentencing is not unique to celebrities.
No mars fortune.
He's 25 it was a one time thing who gives a ****.

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