Justin Bieber and Miami Beach prosecutors look like they're unable to reach a deal in his pending DUI case. Will the troubled star go to jail as a result?
Officials offered a no contest plea deal to reckless driving, provided the singer submit to random drug tests for 6-9 months, among other stipulations.
Sources connected with Justin say Bieber rejected the deal and that he absolutely will not plead guilty to anything that includes probationary terms.
In other words, he'll pay a big fine and take a wrist slap, that's it.
Law enforcement sources are equally adamant that they will not agree to any plea if Justin does not agree to drug testing, so what we have is a stalemate.
As a result, a trial in the DUI case is looking surprisingly likely.
Law enforcement sources even acknowledge there are problems with the arresting officer, namely that he supposedly lied about smelling booze on Bieber.
Another cop claimed Justin was drag racing. Also dubious.
Justin blew a .014 the night of his arrest - still illegal, as he's underage, but basically one drink tops - and was reportedly "racing" at a top speed of 27 m.p.h.
Nonetheless, prosecutors are not afraid of trying the case, and Justin's famed lawyer, Roy Black, is already gearing up for a high-profile courtroom battle.
Justin could be tried for DUI, resisting arrest, and driving on an expired license, adding up to a maximum of more than two years in jail if convicted.
In all likelihood, this is still not going to trial. Someone will blink or terms will be reached that save both sides the hassle and allow everyone to move on.
If he is dragged into court, though ... we'll stream it live!!!!!!
You tell us, THGers: Should Justin Bieber go to jail?