Justin Bieber Could Face 6 Months in Jail If Convicted of Battery

May 30, 2012 02:35:46 GMT

The battery case that names the 'Die in Your Arms' singer as a suspect could be sent to prosecutors by police.

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Investigation into Justin Bieber battery case stemming from his altercation with a paparazzo over the Memorial Day weekend is still on going. According to TMZ, the Canadian pop singer could face up to 6 months in jail if he is charged and convicted of the alleged crime.

The investigation is still in early stages, but police reportedly have already decided to refer the case to the L.A. County D.A. for possible criminal prosecution, which is quite common for high-profile cases. They are now seeking to question the "Boyfriend" hitmaker and all potential witnesses.

Bieber and his camp remained mum on the matter and so did his girlfriend Selena Gomez who was with him during the altercation. Instead, he released a brand new single called "Die in Your Arms" and jetted off to Europe for a so-called "PHASE 1 of operation secret concerts!"

"Gonna focus on the important stuff. the music," so Bieber recently tweeted. Without mentioning the scuffle, Gomez, meanwhile, wrote, "THANKS YOU SO MUCH to my fans for always protecting me and being there for me. I can't thank you guys enough. I'm sorry I had to rush out. Love you guys."

Bieber went to a movie date with Gomez at The Commons in Calabasas, California before having a confrontation with the paparazzo at a parking lot outside the building. When police arrived at the scene earlier, the couple had already driven away.

He is named a suspect in the case. Any witness who has information about the incident that occurred on Sunday, May 27 is asked to contact detectives at (818) 878-1808. Anonymous tipsters, meanwhile, may contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).

According to one legal expert Dmitry Gorin, the key issue in this case is whether or not Bieber acted in self-defense. "Bieber could face a charge if he pushed or hit the photographer and it was not in self-defense," Gorin told LA Times. "But it is not really a jail-time offense."

Gorin furthermore said Bieber might be a victim of "paparazzi trap." The former deputy district attorney and now a criminal defense lawyer stated, "These guys will often make it impossible for the celebrity to pass," which usually leads the star to confront them.


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posted by tsmith on Feb 21, 2015
Its the fucking paparazzi wtf do you expect them to say all they do is make up one big story and btw i dont like justin bieber i like his songs but im just sayin wtf would u beleive the damn paparazzi dumbass motherfuckers!!! Its justin bieber he fucking gave about 1 billion dollars to a is wrong with the police these days...HE SHOULD NOT GO TO JAIL!!
posted by JB fan on Jan 24, 2014
hi JB it's a 1d fan and why are you being a bad boy when you WER little you WER A Good little boy IM a 1d fan I will get you out ok
posted by Mia on Jan 23, 2014
You need to grow up brat and maybe jail will help
posted by matt on Feb 03, 2013
Ha ha ha I hate bieber but he's ok if he waljed in my shoes for a day he'd cry he's not tough enough
posted by SammyluvsJUSTIN on Dec 31, 2012
say anything your opinon means shit to justin so haters gonna hate and i hope justin doen't go to jail beacause us beliebers don't want him in jail and to all haters saying justin go rot in a cell you guys saying that go to hell and if u guys go to jail HOPE U GUYS ROT IN U'R CELL AND GET RAPED THEIR 2
posted by SkittlesAreYummy123 on Sep 21, 2012
I hope that queer DOES go to prison, and get raped! Lol, sorry Justin I just don't like you ... So very sorry. :) <3
posted by poo on Sep 15, 2012
Whether or not the paparazzi man did block his van. Justin Bieber had no right to attack him. He should have called the police then. There is a cost for being a celebrity. Some fans are delusional and instantly think their favorite celeb is innocent.
posted by classified on Sep 08, 2012
justin BEAVER is such a damn son of a fucking asshole im praying & pleading that ITS fuckin self goes to prison & ROTS!!!!!
posted by ch on Aug 31, 2012
pls dont go jell
posted by truebelieber on Aug 31, 2012
i hope he doesn't go to jail.
posted by JB lover10000 on Aug 26, 2012
Justin you are so innocent, you should not go to jail.You were just trying to defend yourself.If you do i'll cry my eyes out.
posted by omg on Aug 23, 2012
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posted by ... on Aug 23, 2012
posted by Anonymous on Aug 14, 2012
Yay! Biebqueer's gonna get raped in prison!
posted by Please on Aug 13, 2012
butt rape anyone?
posted by Brinxster on Aug 03, 2012
They wouldn't put him with the rest of the prisoners, he'd have a private cell. Most VIP never seen other prisoners because its too dangerous.
posted by meyow on Aug 02, 2012
Paparazzi is a consequence of being famous, theres nothin u can do about it
posted by Mrs.bieber on Jul 31, 2012
Ahhh would ya's ever give it a rest! and cop on! its obv a fake.did anyone ever hear of rumors.Justin is so down to earth nd he didnt smack the reporter!News reporters would do anything for a story!
posted by Dam Idiots on Jul 27, 2012
Um, why are celebrities legally allowed to speed to get away from the paparazzi? The situation isn't dangerous until the celebrity MAKES it that way by speeding. STFU and smile for the camera. Their overrated egos should be so lucky.
posted by justinlover on Jul 19, 2012
fuck paparzzais i love my bieber
posted by Biz on Jul 15, 2012
I think the paparazzo are out of control regarding all celebraties. I understand they want the scoop, but many times the celebs cannot even move a inch due to paparazzo. I think something needs to be done about the paparazos.
posted by justin bieber on Jul 13, 2012
thanks, to all my fans because u guys helped me to be inoccent i love u guys thanks a lot i have to do something for u guys thank u :-) thanks a lot i didn't go to jail because of u guys thank u
posted by jazmine on Jul 13, 2012
u police r crazy i love him i would never do that to JUSTIN BIEBER!!!!!!
posted by Zemka on Jul 13, 2012
Good, lets hope he gets ass raped a couple hundred times.
posted by monstr on Jul 11, 2012
ahaha i hope he goes to jail! hes gonna get shanked and jumped like there is no tomorrow!! and maybe if we're lucky he'll die.
posted by holdmenigga on Jul 06, 2012
Bieber is going to get it easy because he'll want to drop the soap.
posted by Bieber💗 on Jun 28, 2012
On tv it said Jb treats women bad should I beilve that Please write back
posted by lol on Jun 25, 2012
I hope he goes to jail! that would be so awesome :D
posted by ThatGuy69 on Jun 21, 2012
Poor reporters! They didn't deserve to be beaten so cruelly by a Bieber! They just wanted to know what he was thinking! SEND HIM TO JAIL! DX
posted by Daquarius on Jun 20, 2012
If they Send Justin to jail all my Justin Bieber fans we are gonna start a riot petty Azz Paparazzi you lucky that Wasent me cause i would have been In jail i would have took charge foR Justin
posted by Beiberlover101 on Jun 19, 2012
Justin I love you!!! And I pray for you and I know that your innocent and I know your not going to jail I love you and I always will be a Belieber and I just hope your ok bye !!!!!! Belieber lover101
posted by Bieberfever101 on Jun 19, 2012
He shouldn't go to jail the paparratiz were blocking his car so I would have did the same thing he did so and I love him so I don't think he's gonna go to jail
posted by Bieberlover on Jun 17, 2012
I dont think he should got to jail i mean like i would beat up paparazzi if i were him i mean seriously the paparazzi could go way to far not to be mean but they try to get celebrities angry and paranoid theres like not one place where a celebrity can have privacy so if your going to arrest justin for being stalked well thats wrong look what paparazzi is doin to him they made justin flick them off once an now hes at the point of beating them up paparazzi is goin way to far this time give the poor kid some space jeez
posted by bob+ on May 31, 2012
go to jail justen

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