Justin Bieber


Justin Bieber will have to spend several hours in jail before he is released, E! News has learned.

According to Miami criminal defense attorney Bruce Bieber (no relation), the singer will most likely be held in custody for eight hours, the minimum amount that Miami Beach officials can hold someone who has been charged with a DUI.

That means that regardless of posting bail—which will likely be less than $10,000—the 19-year-old will be in custody until early this afternoon or this evening.

The Biebs is said to be facing a maximum of 19 months in a county jail, should he be found guilty of the charges he faces.

However, our expert attorney says that it's highly unlikely that he will have to serve any additional time, especially if he posts bond, and that he would not have to appear at the video jail bond hearing.

The teen was charged with drunken driving and resisting arrest around 4 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23.

The Canadian pop star was driving in a rented yellow Lamborghini on Pine Tree Drive and 26th Street in Miami Beach, Fla. 

According to our expert, all of Bieber's charges will likely be dismissed.

"Because this is his first offense, the likelihood of him spending another second in jail is very low," Bieber told us. "Either he will be acquitted or he could accept the standard plea offer in this county."

This means that the singer would be subject to a period of probation rather than incarceration—with his probation would most likely be facing six months or a maximum of a year probation. 

Singer Khalil, 19, was also arrested for DUI and drag racing. Hours before the incident he tweeted, "Just livin life, blessed."

Bieber has been spotting all around town for the past few days, making stops at a local strip club and a skate park.

And the heartthrob's bad boy behavior is nothing new.

Just hours before his arrest, a source revealed to E! News that his camp has been "encouraging him to go to rehab for a while," but that Bieber "won't listen to his team."

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