Beneath all the superstardom and celebrity media coverage, the Justin Bieber case in Florida is really just an interesting drinking while driving (DUI) case study. Granted, shifting focus to look at just the facts of the stop and arrest is problematic since it involved a yellow Lamborghini and one of the most recognizable faces and names in pop culture.
All that aside, the arrest provides a glimpse into how the DUI process works and why plea bargains are accepted and rejected based on the facts of each case. The Daily Beast explains that most defendants have a lot to gain by accepting a plea deal for a reduced charge, especially DUI defendants in Florida where the laws are extremely strict, but anyone in Bieber’s case may be better off going to trial.
Bieber Has A Good Chance Of Winning His DUI Case, So Any Deal Could Be A Lopsided One
Any defense lawyer will tell you that plea bargains are only entertained if both sides have something to gain. You already know that defendants accept deals when they are reasonably certain that they will be convicted, but prosecutors only really offer deals in two circumstances: to either save time and money on a trial or because they aren’t certain that they can win.
In Bieber’s case, the prosecution is probably offering a deal under the latter circumstances. If his lawyer is confident that a trial will result in a not-guilty verdict, then pleading guilty or no contest just doesn’t make sense.
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There Are Many Conflicting Details About The Initial Arrest That Could Lead To A Not-Guilty Outcome
Recently surfaced details about the arrest provide an insight into the prosecution’s case against the pop star, or lack of a case depending on how you look at it. The arrest is suspect because a GPS device on the rented Lamborghini seems to contradict the arresting officer’s claim that Bieber was drag racing. Furthermore, Bieber’s extremely low blood alcohol content challenges the statement that the officer smelled alcohol on the star’s breath.
If it is proven that there was not enough probable cause to make a stop or an arrest, then everything that the police learned afterward must be thrown out, meaning that Bieber could win his case.
In the end, the decision to accept or reject a plea deal is a very serious one and should be discussed with an attorney. If you are looking for a committed, aggressive DUI defense attorney in Florida, don’t hesitate to Call Us At 866-949-0888 Today!