Justin Bieber has decided not to accept the plea deal he was offered in his DUI and resisting arrest case by the Florida State Attorney. Prosecutors offered to drop the charges, if Bieber pleaded to no contest to reckless driving and submit to random drug tests that would last from six to nine months. In addition, he has to attend alcohol education classes, install an ignition interlock device in his vehicle, and complete at least 40 hours of community service. Bieber would also have to submit his travel plans to the court and pay for drug tests. Sources say that he will not accept plea deals that contain probation or random drug testing.
People often believe that celebrities receive preferential treatment from the police when they do something wrong. That isn’t always the case. If a star has a reputation for being difficult or unpleasant, it can actually cause them to fall under greater scrutiny than someone who has not reputation at all. The celeb card can also backfire if they start to make special demands or attempt to bribe law enforcement officers.
The reason famous people tend to fare better in legal matters than the rest of us is due to the lawyers they can afford. Since they have the money to purchase the services of a top notch legal team, they also have access to experts and other services that average people don’t.
Celebrities aren’t the only ones who deserve legal representation after getting a DUI. Contact the Kellis Law Office today for a free consultation with an experienced PA DUI lawyer.