Justin Bieber’s Influence Now Extends to the American Legal System

Justin Bieber Paparazzi

Posted by on 07/18/2012 at 3:20 PM News

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After Justin Bieber and his chrome Fisker Karma were pulled over for speeding following failed attempts to lose the trail of aggressive photographers, California lawmakers are looking into making an example out of his case under the state’s anti-paparazzi law. TMZ initially reported that the photographer tailing Bieber on his way to “work” on July 6 could be the first person to be charged under the new legislation, which was passed in 2010. California Highway Patrol immediately responded to Bieber’s complaints, with two officers staying on the phone with him for 15 minutes before ensuring he was escorted to “work” safely.  The situation has now been passed to Los Angeles City Attorney’s office, where further legal action is currently being discussed.

According to Reuters, prosecutors are considering whether or not to charge a photographer following Bieber under the state’s law, which prohibits reckless driving in pursuit of a photograph. While there were no reported accidents following the Bieber chase, the 18-year-old was none too pleased about being pulled over—after allegedly hitting 100 mph—nor did he appreciate the initial police officer’s decision to cite him for a traffic violation in front of a swarm of paparazzi. This is Bieber’s second paparazzi-related incident in three months. If prosecutors do decide to press charges under the new legislation, it will undoubtedly send a message to those nasty paps all that money spent pimping his ride clearly isn’t: don’t fuck with me.

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