Have Justin Bieber's legal woes finally come to an end?
The singer's attorney tells E! News that there was a resolution today in the outstanding assault and careless driving charges in Stratford, Ontario.
Bieber was involved in a collision between a minivan and ATV on Aug. 29 of last year that eventually resulted in a physical altercation between him and the other driver. At the time, Bieber's lawyer, Brian Greenspan, released a statement that said his client's weekend "was unfortunately disrupted by the unwelcome presence of paparazzi."
"This has regrettably resulted in charges of dangerous driving and assault," he said.
Biebs pleaded guilty (meaning he acknowledged responsibility but it's not a criminal conviction) to common assault for a run-in with a paparazzo back in August. He essentially acknowledged he made contact with the photographer, noting that it was a spontaneous and short-lived reaction.
The shutterbug had come to Justin's father's home which is a place of retreat and peacefulness. The Stratford community has always been respectful of Justin's privacy, according to the lawyer, so the singer was disappointed and upset, and that's when the confrontation occurred.
According to Ontario's Ministry of the Attorney General, Bieber "pleaded guilty and received an absolute discharge" to the dangerous driving charge and "pleaded guilty and received a $750 fine" to the careless driving charge when he appeared before the judge by video (he was in Los Angeles while the judge was in Ontario) Thursday.
The conclusion of this case brings a close to all legal matters for Justin (yay!).
In related news (kinda), Bieber also made headlines for leaving a hilarious comment on fellow Canadian Drake's sexy Instagram snap. The rapper posted a shirtless photo to flaunt his abs (OK, we see you Drizzy), and Biebs reportedly commented, "damn daddy."
LOL, we concur.