How Justin Bieber Can Avoid Getting Arrested — Says Top Law Attorney

Tue, May 29, 2012 8:49pm EDT by 20 Comments
Justin Bieber Paparazzi Attack

HollywoodLife.com spoke to Los Angeles attorney Mychal Wilson, who gave us the rundown on what Justin’s team needs to do to keep him from behind bars — read on to find out what!

It’s no secret that Justin Bieber’s been having an interesting couple of days, following the May 26 incident in which he allegedly attacked a photographer while on a date with girlfriend Selena Gomez. While it’s certain that he will have to speak with police regarding the night, is there a real chance that the 18-year-old singer will actually be arrested?

Mychal Wilson spoke with HollywoodLife.com exclusively and said, “The alleged misdemeanor battery charges against Justin Bieber may vary depending if there were any aggravating or mitigating circumstances. For example, did the photographer initiate any shoving? Was Justin acting in self-defense? Did the photographer falsely imprison Justin by blocking [Justin's] car with his car?”

Mychal goes on to explain that “California Penal Code Section 236 defines False Imprisonment as ‘the unlawful violation of the personal liberty of another.’ Accordingly, [his] defense team may argue the paparazzo falsely imprisoned [Justin] when he allegedly blocked [Justin's] car to obtain photographs of the music star. Consequently, Justin was acting in self defense.”

But what would happen to the “Boyfriend” singer should he be arrested and found guilty?

Mychal says, “The maximum jail time would be six months in county jail. California Penal Code Section 243(a) states ‘a battery is punishable by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding six months, or by both that fine and imprisonment.”

He continued, “Justin has no priors, so he would probably be placed on probation in a worse case scenario. And, as we have seen with other celebrities, presumably, it is safe to speculate that, due to overcrowding in the LA county jail, [he] would not spend a single day” behind bars.

And when asked, what did Mychal see as the end result of this whole debacle?

“End Result: This case will probably disappear, and of course, Justin Bieber’s record sales will probably skyrocket.”

We can only hope so.

But what do you think, HollywoodLifers? Is Justin looking at serious jail time? Or will he be back on the stage in no time? Let us know!

Reporting by Sandra Clark and Written by Billy Nilles

More Justin:

  1. Justin Bieber To Be Arrested, Says Attorney
  2. Justin Bieber Flips Off Paparazzi After Alleged Assault
  3. Selena Gomez: How She Supported Justin Bieber After Alleged Paparazzi Scuffle

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thelma diggs

Posted at 7:53 PM on June 8, 2012  

the photgrapher have pictures of justin bieger so that will show where the photgrapher was standing.

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jw

Posted at 10:28 PM on June 1, 2012  

One let me say for everyone saying that he got annoyed the paparazzi that is not a legitimate excuse and the fact of IF and that is a big if because it is unknown if the paparazzi did block the car he never did it with his vehicle which is completely different I feel the saying “Two wrongs do not make a right” rings true here, even if the paparazzi was wrong it doesn’t give Justin the right to attack him. And the big thing that makes him look even more guilty is he LEFT THE SCENE he didn’t wait for police and then he has up to date refused to speak with them, He needs to learn that he has to answer for what he does, he acts like a little punk and should be treated like one. He should at least get a fine and probation he needs to have a record and learn he cannot be doing this because he is famous nor should he get away with it because all of his fans would be upset, The law is the law and EVERYONE must abide by it!

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Joe

Posted at 3:25 PM on June 13, 2012  

But of course… photographers never make up those kind of stories for attention….

I think it’s a frame up

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gayle

Posted at 6:41 PM on June 1, 2012  

the kid is asking for trouble, and I’m sure he will find it. seems like he has a death wish and wants someone to attack the crap out of him. I think it’s to get attention and publicity.

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georgia

Posted at 9:19 AM on June 1, 2012  

i think Justin should not go to jail because he was only sick of the papparazzi folowing him all the time xx

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jw

Posted at 10:30 PM on June 1, 2012  

That is NOT a legitimate reason to attack people. It is people like you who make celebrities think they are untouchable and can do whatever they want. You people need to learn the LAW is the law and everyone must ABIDE by it and there is no law barring the paparazzi from following a celebrity

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Connor

Posted at 5:40 PM on June 3, 2012  

that’s what you get for being famous, if he doesn’t want paparazzi then he should stop making music and move to Brazil or something
@georgia

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Nathan (El Nato)

Posted at 4:37 PM on May 31, 2012  

I think the Beiber deserves jail time cause I beleive he did attack a papparazzi and thats fedral offense you attack someone you go bye byeand never return to L.A. plus I believe he got that girl pregnant in the first place so he’s another juvenille delinkment

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Joe

Posted at 3:26 PM on June 13, 2012  

We already know he didn’t get that girl pregnant!!

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kelsi

Posted at 1:19 PM on May 30, 2012  

If the photographer didn’t touch Justin in any way there is no reason Justin should have laid a hand on him period. If he was blocking the car the kid should have called the cops…. I’m sure he’ll get off scotch free…just like all celebs.

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Nathan (El Nato)

Posted at 4:41 PM on May 31, 2012  

Not all celebs do just look at Lindsey Lohan she got arrested once then look at Mindy McCready she got arrested too but the only person that always gets charges dropped is Willie Nelson so who knows

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Law

Posted at 1:16 PM on May 30, 2012  

They are both guilty! Not only JB!! One person has right to say No if people do something which you don’t like to do with you! Like JB did like when the photographer blocked his way and shoot pict! He provocated JB; and JB deserv to get angry! Because he is not your SLAVE

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x

Posted at 11:10 AM on May 30, 2012  

Whatever the outcome
The media is the biggest winner

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kendra

Posted at 10:54 AM on May 30, 2012  

he won’t get arrested he’s innocent blablabla

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Anne

Posted at 9:38 AM on May 30, 2012  

Oh please PLEASE PLEASE don’t imprison Justin!! It’s all the photgrapher’s fault who was blocking his way. Please din’t imprison Justin or a 22 million hearts will be broken with that one teen heart!! Please don’t imprison him!! I BEG YOU!

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jones

Posted at 12:17 PM on June 1, 2012  

beibers issue is very sensitive.The thing is did he punch the guy in defense or just because he can box now.Wrapping my head around it if the guy didn’t block his car or threaten him then he sure is going to jail.

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Thuy-Thuong

Posted at 9:51 PM on May 29, 2012  

You can’t give a celebrity any special treatment, He will never learn from his mistakes!

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katie

Posted at 9:00 PM on June 2, 2012  

catnip u r wrong any celebirity can learn from thier mistake so stop

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CATNIP

Posted at 9:09 PM on May 29, 2012  

feeding this media circus…. IS IT THAT HARD TO UNDERSTAND THAT HE DINT I REPEAT DINT BEAT THE PAP????????? LIKE ARE U STUPID???? THERE ARE WITNESSES …..SO STOP.

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lilly

Posted at 8:51 PM on June 2, 2012  

i love u justin bieber i have ur back no matter what happens paparaazi needs to leave justin alone and let justin bieber and selena some privacy and he did not do anything wrong if anyone goes to jail it should be paparazi i love u jusin bieber and i love u selena gomez

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