MIAMI – Justin Bieber faces charges of resisting arrest and driving under the influence after being arrested early this morning in Miami. Bieber will appear, by video court, before a judge this afternoon.
The potential penalties the musician faces are serious. The most serious charge appears to be the Driving under the Influence, followed by the resisting arrest charge.
In Florida the penalty can be up to a year in jail. the crime of resisting an officer without violence as a first-degree misdemeanor, with penalties of up to one year in jail, one year of probation and a $1,000 fine. Any resisting an officer conviction will remain on the convicted person’s permanent criminal record forever.
If Bieber is convicted of DUI he could also face difficulties in crossing international borders. It will not impact his ability to enter Canada as he is a Canadian citizen.
Drag Racing in Florida: Any person who violates subsection (2) commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. Any person who violates subsection (2) shall pay a fine of not less than $500 and not more than $1,000, and the department shall revoke the driver license of a person so convicted for 1 year.
Driving under the Influence in Florida:
- Fines of $250 to $500. If you have a BAC of .20 or higher, or were driving with a minor in the car, your fine will be anywhere from $500 to $1000.
- Community service. Mandatory 50 hours, or an additional fine equaling $10 per required hour.
- Probation of no more than one year.
- Jail time of at least eight hours, but could last up to six months. For BAC of .20 or higher, the sentence could last nine months.
- Jail time of at least two years if you kill or injure someone.
- Vehicle impoundment for 10 days (not counted during your incarceration)
- Driver license revoked for a six month minimum
Justin Bieber Arrest Record
Justin Bieber Miami Beach police arrest form 1-23-2014