Justin Bieber's DUI Trial to Begin in March

Pop singer will go before a Miami judge for three misdemeanor charges

February 4, 2014 4:10 PM ET
Justin Bieber mugshot
Justin Bieber's mugshot.
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Justin Bieber will appear before a Miami-Dade County Judge on March 3rd when he goes to trial on charges of drunk driving, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 19-year-old pop star's attorneys have already filed a written plea of not guilty on all three misdemeanor charges; Bieber will be officially arraigned on February 14th.

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The charges stem from an incident last month, when authorities pulled over Bieber and fellow musician Khalil Sharieff for drag racing early in the morning. Bieber reportedly swore at Miami police officers as they took him away after he failed a sobriety test on the scene; the singer also failed a brethalyzer test given to him at the police station and a toxicology report later revealed both marijuana and Alprazolam, the key ingredient in Xanax, in his system.

The young star's legal woes continued just days later when Bieber turned himself in to Toronto police after a limo driver accused a member of his entourage of assault. It's still unclear what Bieber's role in the incident was, though his attorney issued a statement proclaiming his innocence.

Bieber's recent string of troubles started in early January when he was accused of egging his neighbor's house. His friend, rapper Lil Za, was arrested for possession of drugs when police searched the pop star's Calabasas, California home as part of an investigation into the egging incident

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