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Justin Bieber has had his fair share of run-ins with the law, whether it be driving under the influence, street racing, or getting in physical altercations. And he's always been able to walk away with a slap on the wrist.
Well, that could all change now that the Biebs is under investigation for assault:
This past June, Bieber got into a fist fight after the NBA Finals in Cleveland.
According to reports, Bieber went back the Westen hotel after the game, which is when an all-out brawl ensued.
A 6-foot-5 fan, Lamont Richmond, saw Justin Bieber and wanted an autograph. During their chat, Bieber allegedly took the sunglasses off Richmond's face and put them on himself. Richmond reportedly didn't get upset about this.
However, when Richmond tried to take a picture of Bieber, the singer became enraged.
After a brief spew of shouting, Bieber threw a haymaker and punched Richmond in the face. In an attempt to defend himself, Richmond did not swing back, but rather, just brought Bieber to the ground:
In the aftermath of the fight, Richmond reached out to Bieber in hopes of being compensated for the altercation, and was willing to handle it between the two of them, so it wouldn't have to be taken to court.
However, Bieber has yet to pay up, and Richmond is now getting ready to file assault charges against the “Purpose” singer:
Richmond is claiming that he ended up having to go to the hospital after the fight, where he was diagnosed with a concussion from the punches.
As of now, an investigation is being launched into the singer, and if this gets taken to court, Bieber could face some serious repercussions.
In the state of Ohio, if someone is charged with misdemeanor assault, they could face 60 days in jail and a fine of up to $500:
However, if the assault charges are presumed more serious, and the victim was injured, the guilty party can receive a sentence of up to six years in prison with fines up to $5,000.
As a result, this may be the one crime Bieber might not be able to weasel his way out of.