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Justin Bieber

GOING TO TRIAL

In DUI Case

2/25/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Justin Bieber
and Miami Beach prosecutors will NOT strike a plea deal in his DUI case ... and sources connected with the case say a trial is now almost certain.

TMZ broke the story ... prosecutors are offering a no contest plea to reckless driving, with strings attached ... notably Justin must submit to random drug testing for 6 to 9 months.  Sources connected with Bieber say they will NOT accept any plea that has probationary terms ... especially drug testing.

Now law enforcement sources tell us ... they will not deal if Justin does not agree to random drug testing ... period.  As a result, both sides are at an impasse.

With a plea deal all but off the table, a trial is likely.  Law enforcement sources acknowledge there are problems with the arresting officers ... the fact that he may have lied when he said he smelled alcohol on Justin's breath (he blew a .014).  And another cop claimed Justin was drag racing (at 27 MPH).

Nonetheless ... we're told prosecutors are not afraid of trying the case.  And Justin's famed lawyer, Roy Black, is ready for a courtroom battle.

At stake -- Justin could be tried for 3 offenses ... DUI, resisting arrest, and driving on an expired license.  Worst case scenario -- 2 1/2 years in jail.

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209 COMMENTS

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76.

kcmoon    

FL has the poorest conviction rate of any state in the country, and given the facts of no drag-racing (provable by gps and video), and a corrupt police officer who blatantly lied, going to trial is his best bet.

206 days ago
77.

Politico Pablo    

Negotiation mea ns both sides have to give up something.
He should meet them half-way. No contest DUI + 90 days of drug testing, pay fine for driving expire license. And they can throw out the thug officer's claim of resisting arrest.
A 90 day drug free period will do him some good.

206 days ago
78.

KJD    

How fast he was going when he was drag racing is irrelevant. Read the FL statute on the definition of drag racing.

206 days ago
79.

Nikki    

He's not gonna do any serious time. Celebrities never do. Unless of course he's cheated paying taxes. That's the only crime celebrities go behind bars for 3 years.

206 days ago
80.

jo    

Jury nullification in reverse will occur.

206 days ago
81.

rcon1    

No probable cause for the police contact - case closed. Harvey knows this, the cops have to have probable cause for the stop, any fruits of that stop are void if the cops lied and its proven they lied to make the stop.

206 days ago
82.

Country Gentry    

Once again folks - JB is not going to jail. The Miami PD really screwed themselves with their own shena****ns - my advice to the Miami PD would be calm down a wee bit and re-focus some of their resources on real crime opposed to tailing celebrity brats.

206 days ago
83.

EastCoastChopper    

It's true.... one out of 6 peeps will no doubt be star-struck or simply think there's a payday in holding out not guilty...no matter what. I bet there's a deal in the end as soon as to posturing phase gets into the serious phase.

206 days ago
84.

Biebergoingtogetraped    

Unless Pami bondi head Attorney General Gets invole in this. The people have been conacting her on her personal twitter account. Telling her to step in and Get a Judge to look at the traffic stop to make sure it was a legal stop. She maybe the only one that could stop it from going to trial. I got about ten to twentry people that said the stop was legal

206 days ago
85.

missdiva22    

that is not fair to justin bieber he is trying to turn his life around

206 days ago
86.

john    

stop jerking of in jail dumeass

206 days ago
87.

Serena    

Who gives a **** he probably won't get in jail cause he's a "celebrity" ...

206 days ago
88.

Oskimo 76    

He's got money fame and game to best it this time but the more he ****s up the more chances he will see jail!

206 days ago
89.

Shannon    

He wants so badly to go to jail so he can come out with street creds.... And a but hole that whooshes when he farts...

206 days ago
90.

Richard    

Hopefully there is no way he can record music while in prison.

206 days ago
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