Justin Bieber's Plea Deal in DUI Case -- The Biebs Finally Cops A Plea
Justin BieberFinally Cops Plea in DUI ...Hang-Up Over Drug PSA
6/13/2014 1:00 AM PT
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.