May 5 trial date set for Justin Bieber in Miami Beach arrest

By Jason Martinez, Anchor/Reporter, jmartinez@Local10.com
Published On: Mar 11 2014 07:08:43 AM EDT
Updated On: Mar 11 2014 11:11:36 PM EDT

The attorney for embattled pop star Justin Bieber says there's no protection for celebrities like his client.

MIAMI -

A May 5 trial date has been set for Justin Bieber stemming from his Miami Beach arrest in January.

Prosecutors also said at a Monday hearing that no plea offer has made for the 20-year-old pop star. He has pleaded not guilty.

The first trial date was postponed while attorneys for news organizations and Bieber wrestled with release of police videos of him giving a urine sample for a drug test.

Bieber and R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff were arrested Jan. 23 in Miami Beach after what police called an illegal drag race with high-end sports cars. Breath tests showed Bieber's blood-alcohol content was below the 0.02 limit for underage drivers. Other tests detected marijuana and Xanax.

"There's absolutely no protection for somebody like Justin," Bieber's attorney, Roy Black, told Local 10.

Black said society is to blame for Bieber's legal blemishes.

"Celebrities, we love it when people start becoming successful, but once they are highly successful we do almost everything we can to destroy their lives," Black said.

Bieber faces charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and possessing an invalid driver's license.

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