Justin Bieber’s Miami Lawyers Want Trial Delay
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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A hearing will be held Wednesday in a Miami courtroom to address a motion by Justin Bieber’s attorneys who want a delay in his trial which is scheduled for next month.
Bieber was arrested January 23rd on Miami Beach after what police described as an illegal street drag race. The second driver, Khalil Amir Sharieff, a singer with Def Jam Records, was also arrested.
While the Biebs wasn’t cited for drag racing, urine tests showed the presence of marijuana and an anti-anxiety drug in his system. He was charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license. Bieber has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The 20-year-old pop singer’s lawyers filed a motion Monday saying they need more time to prepare their case. Bieber’s trial is set for May 5th.
The motion says prosecutors do not oppose a delay.
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