Justin Bieber gets Florida trial date; LA considers vandalism case
MIAMI -- A trial date has been set for Justin Bieber in Miami for his recent arrest on charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an invalid license.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators have presented evidence to prosecutors for a possible felony vandalism case against the pop star.
The March 3 date for the three misdemeanors was set Tuesday by an automated court system. Bieber's attorneys have filed a written plea of not guilty. Initial trial dates are often delayed.
The 19-year-old was arrested Jan. 23 in Miami Beach after what police called an illegal drag race between two exotic sports cars driven by Bieber and R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff. Sharieff was also arrested on a DUI charge.
Breath tests showed Bieber's blood alcohol content below the .02 threshold for underage drivers. Police say a toxicology test detected marijuana and Xanax in his system.
In the LA case, Bieber has been under investigation since eggs were thrown at his neighbor's home last month, resulting in thousands of dollars in damage.
Detectives searched Bieber's home looking for surveillance footage or other evidence Jan. 14.
The district attorney's office said Thursday that it has received the case. If prosecutors decide to move forward, it could result in Bieber's most serious criminal charges yet.
Bieber has also been charged with a misdemeanor offense in Toronto in recent weeks. But prosecutors in California have rejected three previous cases against Bieber that accused him of reckless driving, attacking a paparazzo and spitting on a neighbor.
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