Judge William Altfield (far left) presides in court as assistant state attorney David Gilbert, left, and defense attorney Mark Shapiro (right) present their case during a hearing to determine whether Justin Bieber will be tried on charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Miami.
Justin Bieber’s lawyers and Florida prosecutors have said they need more time to work out a possible plea deal on charges that Justin Bieber drove under the influence and resisted arrest.
Assistant State Attorney David Gilbert and JB’s attorney Mark Shapiro asked for an additional 3 weeks.
Miami-Dade County Judge William Altfield has now reset the matter for August 5.
Gilbert said at a brief hearing – which Justin didn’t attend – that the two sides would inform Judge Altfield on that date how the plea negotiations were progressing “and set a trial date, if necessary”.
Justin was arrested early on January 23, 2014 in Miami Beach after what police described as an illegal street race between JB’s rented Lamborghini and a Ferrari driven by a friend, Khalil Amir Sharieff.
Neither was charged with drag racing.
Alcohol breath tests found Justin’s level below Florida’s 0.02 limit for underage drivers but urine tests showed the presence of marijuana and the anti-anxiety drug Xanax in his system.
Justin was also charged with resisting arrest and driving on an expired license.