Did Justin Bieber Get Special Treatment?

biebstagram.jpg
Anyone who watched video of Justin Bieber's court appearance yesterday probably heard the judge note that it was the first case of the afternoon and Bieber's attorney then thanked the judge for "hearing us right away." There was little doubt Bieber received special treatment, but defense attorney Mark Eiglarsh was shocked at how fast the process worked for the troubled teen star. He notes on his blog that he's never heard of any other celebrity getting such treatment.

See also: Justin Bieber Arrested in Miami Beach on Charges of Drag Racing, Failing a Sobriety Test

Eiglarsh notes that suspects who are booked after 9 a.m. usually have to wait overnight until the next day to appear at a bond hearing. Bieber was booked at about 10:30 a.m., but was still the first case heard during the afternoon bond hearing session.

"That's huge! I've never seen that accommodation made for anyone in my two decades in the criminal justice arena," writes Eiglarsh. "Even other celebrities arrested in Miami haven't been afforded the same treatment. In their defense, Bieber is a big star and probably poses some additional challenges to the jail than average Joe inmates and/or celebs like Dennis Rodman or Bobby Brown. By way of this article, I'm not judging. I'm just pointing out the facts."

Granted, Bieber's brief incarceration did prove to be problematic for the Turner Guilford Knight detention center. Namely, the hordes of both media and crazed fans who had gathered outside. It's somewhat understandable that they wouldn't want that assembled madhouse outside for another 24 hours.

Still, the process did move surprisingly fast for the young Biebs.

"I watched in utter shock and amazement when Bieber exited the jail," writes Eiglarsh. "I could not believe how little time elapsed from the time the judge set the bond to the time he regained his liberty and was posing for the huge crowd outside the jail. Stunned! This wasn't just fast, this was Usain Bolt, cheetah, lightening, Michael Phelps fast. I've never seen or heard of any other inmate leaving jail so quickly after their bond was announced."

Eiglarsh however does note that Bieber was hit with the standard bond of $2,500 and no exceptions were made there. But for someone who reportedly just spent $75,000 at King of Diamonds and rented a few Lambos, that's pocket money anyway.

In related news, Bieber just posted this on Instagram:

Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.

My Voice Nation Help
36 comments
Wryly Mae
Wryly Mae

Hell yeah I do and he didn't even have the decency to take a moment and give us poor girls in holding a private show. Fucking rich spoiled asshole kid

HarryTheHandyman
HarryTheHandyman topcommenter

Lightening fast?  What exactly did he lighten with a sense of urgency?

CThom
CThom

Why does anyone listen to the media-crazed Eiglarsh?  He will do anything for some cheap publicity. 

Princess Yemaya
Princess Yemaya

With a hold for magistrate all of us still would have been locked up smh

Holly Villa
Holly Villa

TGK... They shoulda took em' to DCJ where everyone else gets booked. Than he wouldn't of been smiling in that picture. What a joke!!!

Andrea Nuñez
Andrea Nuñez

Mabel Gonzalez Nava, thank you for wrongly referring to a sexual organ half the world's population has to define this guy's latest stunt (that's clearly a distraction from actual news worthy content that goes unreported). Vaginas are not synonymous to stupidity or weakness. They're actually quite sought after. Otherwise, why would so many people crave it so much?? Don't put down what you biologically own to refer to bieber.

Xoo Toth
Xoo Toth

Ok course, who get's out of jail 30 minutes after posting bond?

Cary Gonzalez
Cary Gonzalez

And yet we wonder why aliens won't make contact with us....two days now of endless post after post about some moronic punk attention-whore who doesn't have enough sense to make good use of his money.....

Juan Carlos
Juan Carlos

He's lucky they sent him to TGK jail and not Pre-trial detention center. TGK is like a hotel. Pre-trial D.C. Is the jail behind the courthouse in downtown and it ain't no joke.

Jimbo99
Jimbo99

Just me, but maybe this whole thing is a PR gimmick that JB can bank on. He's in trouble obviously, but on his bankroll, there are no injured or dead bodies here. Let's analyze this, he's Canadian, so how does reciprocity work regarding laws from FL/USA to Canada ? His DL ? is it even a FL DL ? Might it be Canadian or even California where he lives and owns property over there ? The Lamborghini that was a rental, not even his, so I guess that the state of FL could probably take that car and then JB would be on the hook to buy the rental company a new one to replace it, maybe even soak the insurance company to pick up enough of it where it doesn' even hurt much ? Further on why I say it's PR ? Most of his detractors know he is a protected child star really trying to make it in a music industry in a genre that usually is reserved for those that grew up in tougher lives than what JB has lived ? Anyway, the underage drinking he was 2X that limit, but not even an adult scale DUI that is the .08, he was .04 and .02 is the underage BAC level, He'll get a pricey deal and relatively fair punishment for what he's guilty of as a first timer ? But nothing more than he can't handle with the kind of money he's banked or will bank from the new tougher image he thinks he's getting in terms of street cred ? And like I'm saying, he'll tour FL like he always has, get a limo & driver and a year will be over in no time at all, he's barely 19/20 ?

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

No. He posed IN FRONT OF A JUDGE, WEARING AN ORANGE JUMPSUIT. Had it been in L.A.?! His lawyer would've gone instead of him and claim his client was "legalese-legalese"

Maddog Ldphooligan
Maddog Ldphooligan

seeing that pic just makes me wanna beat the shit out of him even more...

La'Shaun Williams
La'Shaun Williams

Hey Miami Times Union& Channel 7 local news. I was robbed at the gas station on 20th street by Wynwood Art District while pumping gas. Where is my interview&30minute segment on the news? Guess because I'm not rich & white my actual new worthy ordeal isn't that important. *shrugs*

Tony Castaneira
Tony Castaneira

I care. I care if somebody gets special treatment from the government. I care if my tax dollars are wasted

sinbadsailor99
sinbadsailor99

Isn't Farina the chief administrative judge for Miami-Dade? How often does Farina sit on the bench? Did he insert himself as Bieber's judge just so he could get on national TV and meet Bieber?

miamitrev2
miamitrev2 topcommenter

"Miami Times Union"?

Que?

Jimbo99
Jimbo99

@miamitrev2@Jimbo99 Perhaps, but certain citations may or may not be counted against one's driving privilege. Speeding from state to state may just be a matter of paying a fine vs fine & points towards suspension/revocation just here in the USA, state of FL vs GA.

Now Trending

Miami Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

General

Loading...