Justin Bieber will plea bargain his Miami DUI case ... and we know the sticking point was an anti-drug public service announcement the judge wanted Bieber to make.
Bieber has been charged with DUI, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license. You'll recall cops claimed they caught him drag racing drunk in Miami Beach last January, but it turns out he was neither drag racing nor drunk. He did test positive for marijuana.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Bieber will plead guilty to reckless driving and the other charges will be dismissed. He'll pay a fine and attend anger management classes. He will NOT be placed on probation. We're told the deal will be entered in court the week after next.
There are 2 reasons the settlement took so long. First ... the judge wanted Biebs to produce, star in and pay for an anti-drug PSA. We're told both Bieber's lawyer and the prosecutor resisted because they felt it was inappropriate. We're told the judge eventually backed down.
The second reason for the delay ... prosecutors wanted Bieber to attend a drug/alcohol ed course, but Bieber's team did not feel their client had a substance abuse problem and taking courses is admission he has issues. In the end, prosecutors settled on an anger management course.
The biggest deal for Bieber ... he will not be placed on probation, meaning he will not risk falling into the Lindsay Lohan abyss every time he violates a law.
We're told Khalil -- who was also busted during the traffic stop for DUI -- will cop the same plea, except he won't have to attend classes.
Once Bieber and Khalil complete the requirements of the settlement, the reckless driving conviction will be wiped from their record.
Barred from Miami Nightclubs
They're Tired of His BS
4/7/2014 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber was persona non grata at the hottest nightclubs in Miami this past weekend -- they ALL refused to let Bieber inside ... because he's a bigger headache than he's worth.
Club sources tell TMZ, Bieber's people called ahead last week, asking to reserve tables at LIV, Story, and Adoré while the Biebs was in town -- but the singer's camp was denied at all 3 locations.
We're told Bieber's people begged and pleaded, promising to spend big money on bottles if the clubs granted Bieber entry, but the clubs didn't budge.
According to sources, there were 2 reasons for refusing Bieber -- first, he's not 21 ... second, the last time Bieber went big at a Miami nightclub he was arrested for DUI.
The DUI resulted in a ton of negative press for SET nightclub -- where Bieber had been partying prior -- and the guys at LIV, Story, and Adoré just didn't think Bieber was worth the trouble.
We're told the clubs offered to let Bieber in if he agreed to perform a song -- since performers don't have to meet the 21+ age requirement -- but Bieber turned them down. And no one cared.
Bieber ended up having a low key night Friday night at Cavalli Restaurant and Lounge. It's unclear where he landed Saturday night, but it was NOT at any of the big clubs.
DUI Case On Brink of Plea Deal
4/2/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber is about to score a very sweet plea deal in his Miami Beach DUI case ... TMZ has learned.
Sources familiar with the case tell TMZ ... prosecutors have backed off the DUI, resisting arrest and driving without a license charges, and they are working out a deal with Bieber's lawyers for the singer to plead no contest to reckless driving. The 3 charges will be dropped.
And this is the critical part ... prosecutors have backed off their demand for random drug testing ... something Bieber's lawyers would NEVER agree to for obvious reasons.
Bieber would not be entirely out of the woods ... he would be placed on probation -- it appears for 1 year -- which means he'd have to keep his nose clean.
We're told the deal could be finalized in days.
DUI Defense ... I Wasn't Wasted
My Foot Was Fractured!
3/18/2014 2:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber has a solid explanation for APPEARING to be under the influence when he was told to walk the line ... he messed up his foot while skateboarding -- and you won't believe how Bieber threw his wealth in the cop's face during the arrest.
Justin has been charged with DUI in Miami Beach. Cops say Bieber tested positive for Xanax and weed ... his alcohol level was inconsequential ... .014.
Cops are hanging their hat on Bieber appearing unsteady as he tried walking the line in jail. But according to newly released documents, Bieber told cops he had a hairline fracture on his right foot ... caused by a skateboarding accident 3 months earlier.
And then there are some snotty comments from the Biebs. According to the new docs, Bieber told the arresting officer, "I'm 19 years old. I'm just out having a good time." The cop responded he wasn't driving around in a Lambo at that age. Bieber fired back, "Yeah, well, I bet you didn't have millions of dollars in your bank account either."
The arresting officer told Bieber it seemed he was having trouble driving the Lamborghini, to which Bieber responded, "What? I've been driving a Lamborghini since I was 15."
The case against Bieber seems about as shaky as his gait. It's pretty clear he wasn't drag racing as the arresting cop claimed. And another cop claimed Bieber reeked of booze, which doesn't seem possible.
Are You Banging Selena???
Lawyer Demands Answer
3/14/2014 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber can run, but he can't hide -- the lawyer who deposed him last week wants to force the singer to answer the Selena Gomez questions he rudely dodged last week ... and then have Bieber punished for acting like a self-entitled jackass.
As we reported, Bieber stormed out of his Miami deposition stemming from his photog-beating lawsuit -- after the pap's attorney tried to ask if he's dating Selena. Bieber cut him off, saying, "Don't ask me about her! Do not ask me about her!" and took off.
The lawyer has now filed court docs, insisting he was entitled to ask Bieber about Selena -- because she was present during another alleged photog attack in 2012 ... and what transpired then is relevant to the current case because it shows Bieber has a pattern of aggression toward photogs.
But really, it appears the lawyer wants to establish Bieber and Selena are close -- in the event Selena tries to discredit the photog's case at a later deposition. If Selena and Justin are dating, Selena could be considered a biased witness ... and therefore not credible.
The lawyer wants a judge to force Bieber to answer his Selena questions.
He also wants the judge to fine Bieber for acting like a jerkoff during the deposition -- especially for cussing out the poor innocent court reporter.
I Take Xanax Illegally
3/10/2014 12:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber jumped the gun in his deposition Friday ... and in the process admitted he was taking
Rx meds illegally.
As you know, Justin is being sued by a photog who claims the singer instructed his bodyguard to beat him up.
During the questioning, the photog's lawyer asked Bieber if he had a prescription for Xanax. Before Justin's lawyer could object, the singer blurted out that he did not.
Justin's lawyer was clearly upset and told Bieber to hold his horses before answering.
It's a significant question ... because during Justin's DUI arrest cops say he admitted his mom had given him Xanax, and he tested positive for Xanax which is the basis for the DUI charge.
It probably won't impact the case. If Bieber was under the influence it doesn't matter whether he took it legally or not.
But it wasn't the smartest thing for him to say.
Bieber's Miami Model
I'm No Mastermind!
Sues Over 'Rap Sheet' Story
3/10/2014 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The model who was riding shotgun with Justin Bieber the night he got arrested in Miami ... is suing the NY Daily News ... claiming the paper lied about her "long criminal record."
Chantel Jeffries -- who refers to herself as a model, student, and entrepreneur -- filed a defamation suit against the paper today ... and in the docs she says the Daily News "maliciously and intentionally" printed a story detailing 5 previous arrests, including one for misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon.
Chantel had allegedly stabbed a woman ... but as we first reported -- the case was dropped when the victim refused to cooperate with prosecutors.
Chantel, and her attorney Andrew Felix, are demanding the paper stop making false statements, and they're suing for unspecified damages.
The model wants to make it clear ... she's not the "mastermind of any alleged criminal activity."
Let's hope her deposition goes better than her pal Bieber's.
The Peeing Video
3/6/2014 7:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber either has a gigantic dong or cops are being overly cautious ... because the jailhouse video of Bieber taking a leak behind bars has an ENORMOUS black bar.
Miami Beach P.D. just released the video ... shot while Bieber was being booked at the jail.
Nine hours of video has already been released, but the judge wanted special care taken for the video showing Bieber peeing -- the judge wanted to make sure cops covered his junk before releasing it.
It's weird ... law enforcement told us they were having problems black-barring the video because Justin's penis was moving around. But the video only shows him walking to the toilet -- possibly with his penis exposed ... but the movement isn't that radical.
Arresting DUI Cop ...
More Evidence of LIES
3/6/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The Miami Beach cop who says he saw Justin Bieber drag racing before his DUI arrest may have been caught in a BIG FAT LIE ... because the GPS results from the cop's car shows normal speed.
TMZ has obtained the GPS readout during the 4 AM hour on January 23. Bieber was stopped at 4:11 AM. The cop claims he saw Bieber drag racing rapper Khalil at speeds between 55 and 60.
Now here's the problem. According to the GPS readout on the cop car ... it was going 11 MPH at the 2600 block of Pine Tree Dr. ... which is where the cop says he first spotted the singer in the Lambo.
The cop accelerated from 11 to 31 MPH in a single block but stayed between 30 and 40 for 3 blocks.
The GPS readout shows the cop car accelerated to 46 and then 49 ... but that's the FASTEST it went.
Now this is significant ... at the 3700 block of Pine Tree ... the cop car had slowed down to 31 MPH. This street is critical because according to the cop it was smack in the middle of the drag race. And get this ... we already broke the story that Bieber's GPS shows he was going 27 MPH on that block.
So the question ... where the hell is the drag race? Remember, the other cop on scene may have lied about smelling alcohol on Bieber's breath ... fact is, the singer registered a .014.
The GPS makes the case against Bieber VERY shaky because it calls the arresting officer's credibility into question. We're told Khalil's lawyer, Bradford Cohen, is going to attack the cop's credibility. Khalil was also busted for DUI.
Peeing Behind Bars
Jail's Got More Cameras Than 'Big Brother'
3/5/2014 11:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
This is getting ridiculous ... the Miami Beach PD just released yet another video of Justin Bieber in jail -- this time showing the singer peeing into a cup -- and it feels like an episode of "Big Brother."
So far, the Miami Beach PD has released 9+ hours of footage (photos too) showing Bieber in jail following his DUI arrest -- including the pat-down, the push ups, the sobriety test, the tattoos ... and now they're showing Bieber taking his urinalysis test.
As we reported, the urinalysis test came back positive for Xanax and weed. (This is NOT the video clip police are having trouble blurring. It's a different camera angle of the same thing.)
It's like the police are turning Bieber's arrest into a mini reality show -- they claim the singer isn't entitled to privacy in jail ... and they might be right ... but we've never seen anything like this before.
And we've seen plenty of DUI arrests.
Penis is a Moving Target
Hard to Blur
3/5/2014 6:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Miami Beach cops are having technical difficulties with Justin Bieber's penis ... because it moves too much.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... they fully intend to release more jailhouse videos of the dainty jailbird ... including one showing him peeing into the visible jail toilet. The judge previously ordered cops to blur Bieber's junk before releasing it ... we mean the video.
But there's a problem ... Our sources say they're having trouble obfuscating Bieber's genital area, because he moves as he pees. But they're also having technical issues blurring the video.
We're told the police tech team has been working on the problem non-stop since Tuesday.
The judge will review the police department's handiwork before releasing the video.
Showing Off Tats & Muscles in Jail
3/4/2014 9:11 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
If the push-up video didn't convince you Justin Bieber's a hard mofo, this should do the trick -- the singer showing off his badass tats in jail ... so police could take photos of them.
The Miami Beach PD just released the pics -- presumably snapped to keep a record of Bieber's identifying marks -- and they're GANGSTA AF.
Not really ... but it's hilarious that Bieber obviously thinks so.
We can't really decide on our favorite -- it's a toss-up between the weeping Jesus face and the inexplicable Native American head (the singer once claimed he was "part Indian").
The real shocker is how Bieber can stay standing with two gold chains around his neck.
Drug Use Out of Control in ATL
2/27/2014 9:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber is going harder than ever on sizzurp and weed since living in Atlanta ... multiple friends involved in his life tell TMZ.
TMZ broke the story ... Justin has had an alarming problem with sizzurp for well over a year, and he's been a big fan of weed for a long time. But since moving to Atlanta, we're told he's "constantly high" ... rarely leaving the house. As one source said, "Drinking more lean, smoking more weed than ever."
When Justin lived in L.A. he had a schedule set up by people connected to his business. Since moving to Atlanta, he has no schedule and no rules.
Some of the people in Bieber's life that have confronted him about his drug use have been pushed away since Bieber made his move. And we're told -- one by one -- Bieber is removing people he says have "ratted" him out over his drug use.
Justin does spend a fair amount of time in the studio in Atlanta ... working on hip hop ... but we're told rarely is he sober during those sessions. And the thing is ... that's part of the rap game.