Justin-Bieber facing 6 months in jail unless legal team prove he didn’t assault paparazzi, reports Entertainmentwise.com
Justin was involved in a scuffle at the weekend during a trip to the cinema with girlfriend Selena Gomez, which resulted in the paparazzi ending up going to hospital and Justin wanted for questioning by the police. He left the scene before the authorities arrived.
According to TMZ police have decided to refer the case to prosecutors and Justin could face up to six months in jail.
Former New York prosecutor Raoul Fedler has told HollywoodLife that the only way Justin can avoid arrest is if his legal team can prove the incident never happened.
Anytime the police say you need to come in for questioning they usually arrest you when you come in and then you get bailed out.
They want to hear your side of the story. But very frequently, they arrest you right on the spot.
He’ll show up with his lawyer when he’s back and they might arrest him. But it’s a misdemeanour, it’s not a felony. He is working with his legal team, publicist, personal manager and writing a lot of checks out right now.
Raoul claims the best move for Justin could be to plead guilty even though his team claim the assault didn’t happen.
He’ll most likely go before the judge and plead guilty because he doesn’t want a jury trial like a Lindsay Lohan situation. He’ll apologize and say he’s sorry and didn’t mean to hurt anyone. The judge will probably give him 30 days community service.
Currently Justin is in Norway for a scheduled performance and will most likely turn himself into authorities on his return.
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According to a legal expert Dana Cole, Justin could go to jail up to 1 year in a county jail.