The Biebes has been plastered all over media for his recent DUI of alcohol and drugs arrest. It happened back in January when Justin Bieber, pop music icon and teen heart-throb, and his buddy rap artist, Kahlil, decided to drag race their luxury cars outside of a Miami night club. Local cops observed the race and pulled Bieber and Kahlil over and arrested them both. Bieber was taken to the police station and charged with DUI, drag racing, resisting arrest without violence (Beibes dropped a lot of F-bombs on the officers), and driving on an expired driver’s license.
Bieber posted $2500.00 in bail, a measly drop in the bucket for the super songster, and got the heck out of jail. Later he decided to hire Miami DUI and criminal defense attorney Roy Black to defend his DUI case. Ding Ding, does the name Roy Black ring a bell to all Bravo and Real Housewives of Miami mega fans?… It must, Roy Black is the husband to Real House Wife Lea Black… The Miami A-listers that live in the newly redecorated huge mansion… Ah yes now we know who Roy Black is. Attorney Black has a reputation for representing high-profile clients of which have included; Kelsey Grammar, Rush Limbaugh, and Joe Francis (Girls Gone Wild creator).
Fast forward to today, DUI defense attorney Roy Black has already poked holes into Bieber’s DUI case, by finding errors and legal issues. Black believes there are some significant issues with the arresting officer, Steven Cosner. For starters, it appears Cosner’s police report includes details that have been exaggerated to make Bieber appear less favorable. For instance, officer Cosner’s report describes Bieber and Kahlil were racing at speeds between 55-60 miles per hour, yet, a GPS tracking system indicated the top speed of the two cars was at a much slower pace of 44 miles per hour. Additionally, Cosner’s report describes J.B. as reeking of alcohol in his car, however, Bieber blew a low .014 into the breathalyzer machine at the police station, an individual would not “reek of alcohol” at this low BAC level. Fluff and exaggeration!
Black has also found some defense ammo in the fact that officer Steven Cosner has credibility issues. An extensive history of credibility issues in fact, which includes 15 counts of misconduct between the years of 2001 and 2012. Five of those counts of misconduct were acquired by not showing up to court when ordered to do so. Black speculates officer Cosner may not have shown up to court intentionally, to avoid being placed under oath, and being forced to explain police report exaggerations, like he has done with Bieber’s report. Cosner knows that if he doesn’t tell the truth while under oath, he could be prosecuted for perjury, and potentially lose his job. Cosner’s other counts of misconduct include; violating the rules of courtesy and respect, off duty/secondary employment, unlawful compensation, offensive conduct/language, and sleeping on duty.
The prosecution may want to think twice before putting officer Cosner on the stand if Bieber’s DUI case goes to trial, defense attorney Black will be prepared to discredit him. And that is the job of a talented DUI defense attorney… to find issues and errors with a case, and then to be fully prepared to present those issues to the prosecutors and in trial if necessary.
Written by S.O