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Bruno Mars

It's Like That Whole Coke Thing

Never Happened

1/17/2012 12:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Bruno Mars will have a spotless criminal record tomorrow ... because sources tell us the judge in his cocaine possession case will officially dismiss the charge.

You'll recall Mars was arrested in Las Vegas in September, 2010 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino after a bathroom attendant told security a man was doing coke in one of the stalls.

Mars pled guilty, but he was not convicted.  The judge deferred the matter and gave Bruno a year to complete 200 hours of community service and attend drug education classes.

We've learned Mars has exceeded the number of required community service hours -- he's logged more than 230 hours, working for children's charities as well as some health-related charities.  And he has completed his classes.

So tomorrow ... the judge will officially dismiss the cocaine charge.  Bruno's lawyer, Blair Berk, will appear on his behalf, and just like magic the charge will go away.

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1.

Ozzie X    

Money talks.

989 days ago
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EMB    

GUILTY, yet not convicted. Yeah, I guess we should all start doing coke, then ask for the Bruno treatment.

989 days ago
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cindy    

Must be nice.

989 days ago
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Kelster    

yep....sure is great to be a 'celebrity' such bs when courts claim there's no such thing as special treatment. my ass -_-

989 days ago
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MooMoo    

Mars pled guilty, but he was not convicted

I stopped reading there. No special treatment, my ass. Especially when he even claims "Guilty" I'm sorry but was this judge drunk or something?

989 days ago
6.

OooooNooo!    

Cocaine is soooo over --- everyone is doing bath salts now.

989 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

The coke charge won't just disappear like magic. It got stuck to the DA that was prosecuting the case. When I mean stuck I mean he got was coming to him for not rightfully prosecuting this case. Basically, it was straight up KARMA.

989 days ago
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Arcadia Rink    

Congratulations Bruno. We all make mistakes.

989 days ago
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firebaby    

wow... celebrity crackhead justice....

989 days ago
10.

Joao    

I'm sure there are un9iversities and colleges throughout the country that refer to this site for examples of how states like CALIFORNIA [of course], Georgia and Nevada corrupt and pervert the judicial system - not to mention in inappropriate "journalism" and horrible writing. But if I said it once, I'll continue to say it - the people in those communities has the responsibility to Galvin and vote to remove those clones disguised judges...

989 days ago
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Gata    

His treatment was no more special than the socialite Pari******on who was also caught with cocaine in NV and let go...

Go figure!!!

989 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

hey he did his service and more so give the guy a break..hmmm cant believe I said that

989 days ago
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Charlotte    

nice man wf abeautiiful voice n u wn 2 destroy ursf wf smoking n doin coke....srsly bruno u r headed 4 destruction n i no u no d@.i luv u anyway

989 days ago
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Anonymous    

Plenty of states have diversion programs in which if they complete service, and stay clean (stay out of trouble), the charge will be dropped. This is not some sort of celebrity treatment, it's the treatment a first offender would most likely receive. It's called a deferred sentence.

989 days ago
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Ig    

In some counties (not sure about counties in NV), a first-time offense can be referred to a "diversion" program. The person has to complete a bunch of classes and do some community service, and upon the court's satisfaction, the matter is dropped. This is a way to keep otherwise law-abiding people who did something stupid from occupying otherwise over-crowded jails. As I understand it however, even though it's dropped from one's public record, the courts still keep a record of the incident. A second-time offender won't get the same pass. Again, counties and jurisdictions vary...

989 days ago
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