Justin Bieber has shockingly managed to avoid getting into too much trouble in the past few months, but he’s still answering for everything he did during his tour of terror over the last year or two. Most recently, he pleaded guilty to a criminal assault case involving an ATV and a paparazzo in summer 2014.
Justin appeared in a Canadian court via Skype. The singer was in the office of his lawyer, Howard Weitzman, when he pled guilty to simple assault and careless driving.
The incident went down in Ontario last summer, when Justin crashed his ATV into the minivan of a photog, who was taking pics of Justin and then-GF Selena.
The judge warned the Biebs, “The lesson in all of this is to think before you act in the future.”
The plea was a good deal for Justin. He has to pay a $750 fine and that’s it. There’s no jail, no probation. The whole thing goes away.
Bieber’s lawyer, Brian Greenspan, tells TMZ he worked with prosecutors to hammer out the deal, which he described as fair. He was quick to point out that no one was injured in the incident and the pap involved in the incident later pled guilty to trespassing.
Frankly, I’m kinda on Justin’s side on this one. Not because what he did wasn’t wrong (it was!) but because I honestly can’t imagine living that life where you can’t even enjoy time outside of “work” without being hounded by people who want to take your picture. I know, I know, it’s the life he chose and he gets millions for it, but I think any one of us would snap if we were in that position.