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Justin Bieber's day in Miami court pushed back

Published on Feb 21, 2014 4:34 AM

MIAMI (AFP) - Justin Bieber's day in court over a drag-racing incident in Miami Beach was pushed back, a court official said Thursday, as the teen idol used Twitter to declare he's refocusing on his music.

Bieber was to stand trial March 3 after pleading not guilty to misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license in connection with the January 23 incident.

But a spokeswoman for Miami-Dade County court said that date has been cancelled, as Judge William Altfield considers a motion from Bieber's lawyers to block the release of jailhouse video from the night of his arrest.

Altfield is to resume considering the motion on March 4, at which time Florida prosecutors and Bieber's defense team are to declare whether they are ready to go to trial.

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