Justin Bieber has had a narrow miss with the law in recent weeks, having been released on bail after his DUI in Miami. Unfortunately, it turns out his legal woes might endanger his career in a big way, reports USA Today.
On Friday, his rented private jet that carry him from Canada to New York for the Super Bowl parties was detained at the Teterboro, N.J. airport after officials noted that they smelled marijuana.
According to USA Today, Justin was released following a thorough search and several hours of questioning, which yielded no evidence against him.
While Justin is off the hook on that charge, the charges against him – DUI and assault in the US and his native Canada respectively – still stand. In reverse order – this week, Justin was charged with assaulting a limo driver in Toronto, last week came the infamous DUI arrest, after which a toxicology report noted the presence of pot and the prescription anti-anxiety drug Xanax in his system. Additionally, Justin is still under investigation for egging his neighbor’s house in LA.
Stan Goldman, a professor at Los Angeles’ Loyola Law School tells the AP: “The fact that you’ve got three is a heck of a lot worse than one.”
And should any of the cases end in conviction, Justin’s less likely to receive the benefit of the doubt in the others.
In an interview with the AP, criminal defense attorney Andrew Flier explained that, “multiple convictions — even on misdemeanors — could be troublesome to the non-citizen.”