Bruno Mars to Avoid Conviction for Drug Charge With Plea Deal


Bruno Mars


The charge will be dismissed if he isn't arrested in the next 12 months, and in exchange he is ordered to complete 200 hours of community service and undergo private counseling sessions.

R&B star Bruno Mars has landed a plea deal with Las Vegas prosecutors over his drug arrest last September - he will avoid a conviction if he stays out of trouble until 2012. The "Grenade" hitmaker, real name Peter Hernandez, was facing a felony drug charge after a bathroom attendant at the Hard Rock Hotel allegedly caught him with a bag of white powder, which tested positive for cocaine.

He was due to appear in a Sin City court to answer the count on February 4, but he has now dodged having the incident listed on his criminal record, according to TMZ.com. The website claims the District Attorney in Clark County has agreed to a "deferred adjudication", allowing Mars to have the charge dismissed if he isn't arrested in the next 12 months.

In exchange, Mars will complete 200 hours of community service and undergo private counseling sessions. The plea deal is good news for Mars - he's currently flying high at the top of the U.S. pop charts with his track "Grenade", while he also scooped the most popular single and album for "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" in the U.K. last weekend.

And he's set to battle it out at the 2011 Grammy Awards next month - he's been nominated for an impressive seven prizes.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Jamie Foxx Dumps Katie Holmes Over Her Scientology Drama
  2. Robert De Niro Has a Blowout Fight With Wife Grace Hightower
  3. Kris Jenner Is Ready to Fight for Full Custody of Rob's Daughter Dream
  4. Khloe Kardashian Is 'Begging' Tristan Thompson to Propose
  5. Report: Blac Chyna Is Pregnant With Rob Kardashian's Second Baby
  6. Report: Britney Spears Is Expecting a Child With Sam Asghari
  7. Cheryl Shows Off Bulging Baby Bump as She Officially Announces Pregnancy
  8. Kim Kardashian Suffers Nip Slip in Racy Corset Top
  9. New Photos Seem to Confirm Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus' Romance Rumors
  10. Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz Are 'Living Separate Lives'

CELEBS PHOTO