TMZ) – Justin Bieber and Miami Beach prosecutors will NOT strike a plea deal in his DUI case … and sources connected with the case say a trial is now almost certain, TMZ reports.
TMZ broke the story … prosecutors are offering a no contest plea to reckless driving, with strings attached … notably Justin must submit to random drug testing for 6 to 9 months. Sources connected with Bieber tell TMZ they will NOT accept any plea that has probationary terms … especially drug testing.
Now law enforcement sources tell TMZ … they will not deal if Justin does not agree to random drug testing … period. As a result, both sides are at an impasse.
With a plea deal all but off the table, a trial is likely. Law enforcement sources acknowledge there are problems with the arresting officers … the fact that he may have lied when he said he smelled alcohol on Justin’s breath (he blew a .014). And another cop claimed Justin was drag racing (at 27 MPH).
Nonetheless … TMZ reports prosecutors are not afraid of trying the case. And Justin’s famed lawyer, Roy Black, is ready for a courtroom battle.
At stake — Justin could be tried for 3
offenses … DUI, resisting arrest, and driving on an expired license. Worst case scenario — 2 1/2 years in jail.
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