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Justin Bieber

D.A. Doesn't Want CELEBRITY JUSTICE

3/8/2014 12:37 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The L.A. County District Attorney wants to make sure Justin Bieber is treated like Joe Schmoe when they charge him with egging his neighbor's house ... and that's why the case hasn't been filed.

Law enforcement sources involved in the case tell TMZ ... prosecutors are still evaluating 2 factors in deciding whether to charge Bieber with a misdemeanor or a felony.  First, the D.A. is digging deep into the exact amount of damage the yoking cost the homeowner. 

As we first reported ... the homeowner submitted estimates to the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. putting the total tab at around $20K.

The D.A. is also looking at similar cases they and other law enforcement agencies have prosecuted, to determine if a misdemeanor or a felony is most appropriate.  They don't want this to look like "celebrity justice."  The complicating factor -- they've already charged Lil Za with FELONY vandalism for breaking a $400 jail phone.

Our sources say the amount of damage isn't the only factor.  The egregiousness of the act is also a big factor. 

Notice we are not couching this post by saying Bieber might not be charged.  That's because we're told he will be charged ... the only issue is whether it's a misdemeanor or a felony.  If you're betting, go with the former.

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ILoveLabs    

Personally I think it's pretty funny how JB wants to act like a punk kid and hide behind his posse. If he were such a bad a$$ then why did he run? I agree with the neighbor's comments...why don't you come over here you little b****. Ha

229 days ago
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Thizz √$    

Vette guy is a punk

229 days ago
18.

stringbender    

You savages need to leave this guy alone. Actually you know what? Maybe he should sue you for stalking him then you can write a story about it. I bet you sleep great at night knowing that you can earn a living by always talking down on everyone. Harvey needs to grow up and hire some better journalists. It is toxic to your viewers as well because you are teaching them that it is ok to be hateful. Just grow up already.

229 days ago
19.

think101    

I know Justin is rich but does he work anymore? Maybe thats what he needs. Does anyone in that house work?

229 days ago
20.

Kaitlyn11    

All the people commenting and putting down Justin. Just need to know that he is a human. He is gonna make mistakes. He's not the only star to make them. Please grow up. Thank you.

229 days ago
21.

T bone    

He's a brat who needs a str8 up reality check which is have someone go upside his head cuz his mama a skallywag and pops just hoping some young cooz floats his way just sad let him learn the only way you ever leArn AZZ WHOOPING

229 days ago
22.

Perky    

That Lil Za gnat gets a felony charge, but Biebs will get a misdemeanor? WTF?!?

229 days ago
23.

Chris    

The good news, Bieber' sold. The bad news, the Kardashian circus is in town.

229 days ago
24.

notalawyer    

He should do maximum time for his choice in hair styles alone…

229 days ago
25.

Marinagirlsays    

I remember my first (second and third) egging experience.......

229 days ago
26.

PrincessMiri8907    

I wish they would deport him already

229 days ago
27.

Biff    

"yoking"????? Is there no editor at TMZ?

229 days ago
28.

Glenda    

The Classless Brat Justin seems to be wearing a Wig...How long before everyone is ''sick'' of him and he is sent back to Canada...Atlanta spoke volumes for so any Americans when they let it be known they didn't want him in their neighborhood.

229 days ago
29.

Michael    

I don't think it's egregious to charge Lil Za for going roid rage on a telephone that was city property.

229 days ago
30.

John Elliott    

If it was you or I we wou
D be charged with a felony. So idiot boy had better be charged with a felony to Mr DA.

228 days ago
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