Justin Bieber will be charged with a crime for allegedly egging his neighbor's house, but the case will probably never go to trial ... sources connected with the case tell TMZ.
Our sources say the L.A. County D.A. has contacted Bieber's lawyer, Howard Weitzman, and asked for a meeting to discuss restitution for the egging damage -- which the neighbor puts at $20K.
We're told the discussion between Weitzman and the prosecutor will center around paying for the damage, and pleading no contest to misdemeanor vandalism. Bieber would serve no jail time and be placed on informal probation.
The short of it all -- the case would be over before it begins. Bieber will be charged, the plea bargain will be entered and it would then be case closed.
Our sources say the D.A. and the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. are at odds over the case. The Sheriff wants Bieber charged with a FELONY because the egging was intentional and it caused a huge amount of damage. The D.A., we're told, thinks Bieber's hijinks does not rise to the level of a felony ... and a misdemeanor is more appropriate.
We're told Weitzman has not met with the D.A. yet but that should happen shortly. It looks like this case could be resolved as early as next week.