Good news: Bieber is finally seeing some justice for his dickhead behavior. Bad news: It's something he'll probably just laugh off.
Justin Bieber has escaped jail time but not a conviction after striking a plea deal with Los Angeles County District Attorney's office yesterday and pleading no contest to charges of misdemeanor vandalism after egging a neighbour's house earlier this year.
What does this mean? Well he's on probation for 2 years (meaning if he is convicted of any other crime he will face jail time), has to pay $80,900 in restitution for causing 'an incredible amount of damage,' and will have to complete 12 weekly anger management courses and five days of community service. Fingers crossed it's the proper picking up litter and other labourious types of community service and not the playing with kids in a school community service that Lindsay Lohan managed to get away with.
In a written statement after the hearing, a spokesperson for Bieber said: 'Justin is glad to get this matter resolved and behind him. He will continue to move forward focusing on his career and his music.'
The victim previously submitted estimates suggesting that the Biebs, who was captured on video during the incident, had caused $20,000 worth of damage to his house because a large portion of the property needed to be re-plastered, but the judge said that cost of the repairs actually exceeded $80,000, adding: 'The house is a dream house.' Who the hell knew eggs could do so much damage?
Anyway, following months of tension between him and his neighbours, Bieber sold his mansion in the gated community to Khloé Kardashian in March, but he was also slapped with a restraining order instructing him to stay 100 yards away from the former neighbour and his family.
Meanwhile, Beiber is reportedly still in talks to reach a plea deal with prosecutors in Miami to avoid a trial in relation to his Driving Under the Influence, resisting arrest and possessing an invalid driver's licence charges stemming from his arrest there in January, so jail time might still be on the cards.