Teen pop star Justin Bieber has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and drag racing Thursday morning.
According to authorities, Bieber was driving a rented yellow Lamborghini and was drag racing early Thursday morning. Officers stopped the star and administered field sobriety tests. Bieber showed “signs of impairment” and failed the field sobriety test. He was taken into custody along with an associate who was also charged with DUI.
This is Beiber’s first arrest and comes less than a week after Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies used a felony search warrant to raid Bieber’s mansion. They investigated his alleged involvement in a January 9th egg attack on a neighbor’s home causing an estimated $20,000 in damages.
Deputies have also investigated reports by Bieber’s neighbors that he raced his expensive sports car down the streets of the exclusive Oaks community of Calabasas, California and has spit on neighbors in the area as well. No charges were filed because the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office felt that it could not prove either incident.
Many young people engage in underage drinking because it is a rite of passage from childhood to the status of an adult. Ask anyone under the age of 21 and they will tell you that there’s plenty of peer pressure to either go along with the crowd or be in the presence of friends who are drinking.
What many young people are unaware of is that someone doesn’t even have to be actually drinking anything at all in order to be convicted of underage drinking. They just need to be present with others who are drinking or have access to the alcohol on the premises. Once that element is there, law enforcement has the grounds necessary to cite a young person with the crime. Such a conviction can keep them out of college and that can severely limit their chances in a very competitive job market.
At Kellis Law, we specialize in defending those who are accused of underage or DUI drinking. If you or your child faces an underage drinking charge, pending on the circumstances surrounding an underage drinking charge. Steven E. Kellis is knowledgeable in ways that young people can avoid a conviction that can impinge on school and job opportunities later in life. Kellis Law knows how to go after the very things that can overturn an underage drinking conviction.
The Law Offices of Steven E. Kellis have been representing underage drinking clients for over 20 years and knows the law. For more information on how you or your child can avoid a DUI or an underage drinking conviction, call the number at the top of your screen to schedule your free initial consultation with our office.