Bieber May Be Able to Avoid Court
According to a Miami Beach defense attorney that specializes in DUI defense cases, pop star Justin Bieber could possibly end up being a candidate for a diversionary program after his DUI arrest last week rather than having to go to court.
Bieber was arrested early Thursday after an incident involving drag racing in a Miami Beach neighborhood. Bieber was charged with DUI, driving with a suspended license and resisting arrest. Bieber appeared in bond court Thursday afternoon remotely via video from jail.
Bieber’s second court date has been set for Monday. However, because of Florida’s laws, according to his attorney Michael Grieco , Bieber may not have to appear in court. According to the law, DUI drivers in Florida “have the opportunity to jump through some hoops, attend DUI school, sometimes they have a device placed on their vehicle, they have to attend certain classes.” Such diversionary programs could be applied in the case of the pop star.
“For the ministerial hearings, the calendar calls, the soundings, the arraignment, usually your lawyer can go on your behalf and you don’t have to go, so there won’t be a big circus in court,” Grieco said.
It doesn’t matter who you are, driving under the influence of alcohol is against the law. It is a fortunate thing that no one was hurt in this case. While diversionary programs can help those who are arrested under the charge of DUI and can potentially curb future incidents, intoxication behind the wheel is one of the leading causes of fatal car accidents in the United States. If you don’t drink and drive, you substantially reduce your chances of being involved in a major car accident.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed by the irresponsible actions of a drunk driver, give our offices a call. Having an experienced attorney on your side in the Miami-Dade area can make the difference on how quickly your case is settled. Your attorney can help you determine what your case is really worth and help you to receive compensation as well as seeing that justice is served.