1. Wide Miami-Dade County Court Judge William Altfield enters and sits on bench
2. Mid lawyers approach the podium
3. Mid judge on bench
4. Mid lawyers as judge is speaking UPSOUND (English)
Judge: "Has there been an offer conveyed?"
Prosecutor: "Uh, no there has not."
Judge: "There has not been, ok. Let us go into May, May 5th."
Prosecutor: "Works for us."
Roy Black, Defense Attorney: "Yes, that's fine"
Miami, March 11, 2014
5. Wide defense attorney Roy Black walking out of courtroom
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Roy Black/Bieber's Defense Attorney:
"No, this case has just been set for trial. And we will start preparing for a trial."
7. Mid reporters in hallway
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Roy Black/Bieber's Defense Attorney:
"He goes to a deposition which starts out asking questions, 'what do you think about Usher, how is your dating with Selena Gomez,' asking him all these questions that have nothing to with the case, and is only acting as a shill for TMZ, and then immediately turns around and either sells or gives the clips of the video to TMZ, after what they did to him. And you want to know what's wrong with what happens with celebrity in America today? What's wrong in being a success? Well, this is the best example. This kid who did nothing except but try to become a success in music has turned his life at times into a nightmare. And you wonder why he sometimes fights back against it."
9. Mid Black walking down courthouse hallway to exit
BIEBER GETS MAY 5 TRIAL DATE IN FLORIDA CASE, LAWYER DEFENDS CIVIL SUIT DEPOSITION
A May 5 trial date was set Tuesday (11 MARCH 2014) for Justin Bieber in the Florida case charging him with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and possessing an invalid driver's license.
Prosecutor Daniel Diaz-Balart also said at a brief hearing that no plea offer has been made for the 20-year-old pop singer, who has pleaded not guilty. Bieber's attorney, Roy Black, also said there was no plea deal on the table and none had been rejected, even though first offenders in most similar cases are offered a plea to avoid potential jail time.
The initial March trial date was postponed while attorneys for news organizations and Bieber wrestled with release of police videos of him giving a urine sample for a drug test. Those videos were made public last week with sensitive segments blacked out.
Bieber and R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff were arrested Jan. 23 in Miami Beach after what police called an illegal drag race with high-end sports cars. Breath tests showed Bieber's blood-alcohol content was below the 0.02 limit for underage drivers. Other tests detected marijuana and Xanax.
Miami-Dade County Judge William Altfield said Sharieff has a separate April 7 trial date on a DUI charge. He too has pleaded not guilty.
Black was also asked about a deposition Bieber gave last week in a lawsuit filed by a photographer who claims he was roughed up and threatened by one of the singer's bodyguards. Video of that deposition quickly began appearing on Internet sites, which Black criticized Tuesday as an invasion of Bieber's privacy.
Among other things, Black said, Bieber was asked in the deposition about topics such as his relationships with singers Selena Gomez and Usher "that had nothing to do with the case." A judge previously denied motions to keep Bieber's deposition sealed, he added.