Bruno Mars guilty of cocaine charge in Las Vegas. Brune Mars is found guilty of felony charges and accepts a plea bargain to avoids jail. The singer was arrested on September 19, 2010 in Las Vegas for drug possession.
Mars, 25, follows the same path as Paris Hilton did. The deal allows Bruno to walk free, without jail, and no felony conviction in his case. Similar to Hilton, he was arrested on a felony cocaine charge.
The arrest occurred when Mars was in a bathroom stall with drugs and the attendant told authorities. Under the deal, which attorney Blair Berk orchestrated with prosecutors, the singer will do 200 hours of community service and undergo private counseling. At the end of the 12-month period, the felony will be officially dismissed.
The District Attorney has agreed to a “deferred adjudication” — translation — only if the singer stays out of trouble for 12 months. He must complete his community service during that time. He has been nominated for seven Grammys at the 53rd Grammy Awards, which will be held on February 13, 2011.