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Legal Analyst Coffey: Beiber is Profitable Headache for His Lawyer

Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 06:02 PM

The arrest of pop star Justin Beiber on charges of drunken driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license is both "a lawyer's dream and a lawyer's nightmare," legal analyst Kendall Coffey says.

"On one hand, you've got a famous celebrity who could definitely pay the defense fees … but on the other hand, he kind of did just about everything wrong," Coffey told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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The teen heartthrob was arrested after police spotted him drag racing early Thursday morning in Miami Beach.

"What the f--- did I do? Why did you stop me?" Bieber asked when he was pulled over, according to a police report.

He was booked after failing a sobriety test and later released on a $2,500 bond.

"If all that's true, a judge is going to really struggle with this one," said Coffey, a founding member of Coffey Burlington in Miami.

"On the one hand, you don't want to punish him worse than some crazy kid from a local junior college, on the other hand you don't want the public to think, yeah, the rich people can drive like crazy and get away with it."


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