UPDATED: Justin Bieber dodges felony charge, lands two years of probation
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UPDATE, 6:00 p.m. CT: Justin Bieber's attorney pleaded no contest to the egging case this afternoon in a California court. CNN reports the singer must pay $80,900 in restitution for damage caused to his former neighbor's mansion by eggs.
"The pop star accepted a plea deal to settle a vandalism charge that puts him on probation for two years," CNN reports. "The probation will be supervised until he completes 12 weekly anger management sessions, works five days of community labor and pays the restitution. The sentence also requires Bieber to stay at least 100 yards way from the victim's family."
Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber got lucky Wednesday morning.
The Biebs will only be charged with a misdemeanor for egging his neighbor's house back in January.
According to CNN, sheriff's investigators were recommending the singer be charged with a felony because the eggs caused an estimated $20,000 in damage.
However, a Los Angeles district prosecutor announced Wednesday morning that Bieber would not not face the more serious charges.
The 20-year-old singer will not have to appear in court since he is only being charged with a misdemeanor. His lawyer will appear for him in court Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. ET.
Bieber has since moved out of the Calabasas, California, neighborhood where the egging incident took place. He sold his mansion to Khloe Kardashian.
Bieber is still facing a charge for driving under the influence in Miami. In that case, he was caught while street racing in a residential neighborhood.
Other Bieber troubles include the time his plane was held on a New Jersey tarmac and searched for drugs (he was cleared on those charges last week); critism for a racial slur made years ago in a video; an assault charge involving a limo driver; a collision with a pedestrian; and apparently false accusations of spitting on fans.