April 23, 2014 10:00 am

Justin Bieber’s Florida trial delayed until July

Justin Bieber, pictured at the Coachella festival in California in April 2014.

Kevin Winter / Getty Images

MIAMI – A South Florida judge has delayed the trial of pop star Justin Bieber on charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license until July 7.

Bieber had sought a delay in his trial, scheduled to begin next month, on Florida charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license.

The 20-year-old pop singer’s lawyers filed a motion Monday saying they need more time to prepare their case.

Prosecutors did not oppose a delay.

Bieber was arrested Jan. 23 in Miami Beach after what police described as an illegal street drag race. He wasn’t charged with drag racing.

Alcohol breath tests found Bieber’s level below the 0.02 limit for underage drivers. Urine tests showed the presence of marijuana and an anti-anxiety drug in his system.

© The Associated Press, 2014

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