Justin Bieber will be charged with criminal vandalism in regards to his now infamous egg throwing incident according to reports.
It is not yet known if the singer will be charged with a misdemeanour or a felony but TMZ claims the charge will be made this week. The vandalism case is what lawyers call a “wobbler,” meaning the district attorney must decide if it will be prosecuted as a felony — which could have much more serious consequences for the singer — or as a misdemeanor. There was no indication which charge would be filed against Bieber, a source said.
The 20-year-old old singer is understood to have caused more than $20,000 worth of damage to his neighbour’s Calabasas property during a frenetic attack on the residence in January.
Bieber’s attorneys met with prosecutors in March to argue that since the egging was “a silly prank” and Bieber has no criminal record, it should be treated as a misdemeanor, two sources at the time said.
Bieber, 20, has since moved from the neighborhood, selling the mansion to Khloe Kardashian.
Bieber’s drunken driving charge in Miami is also still pending, although a source close to that case said talks are under way to reach a plea deal to avoid a trial.