Pop star Bruno Mars has appeared before a Las Vegas judge on a plea deal that could see a felony cocaine possession charge against him dismissed.
The 25-year-old Grammy nominee and his lawyers appeared before a justice of the peace to waive an evidentiary hearing and set a February 14 plea date in state court.
Mars’ real name is Peter Hernandez. The deal is for him to plead guilty as a first offender in Clark County court to a charge that will be dismissed if he stays out of trouble for a year, completes community service and drug counselling, and pays a $2,000 fine.
The “Just the Way You Are” singer was arrested in September with 2.6 grams of cocaine after a Las Vegas nightclub performance.