Bruno Mars Cocaine Possession Charge Dismissed
The 2010 offence will be officially wiped from his criminal record today...
Bruno Mars' cocaine possession charge will be dismissed by a judge in Las Vegas today (18th January), after the singer finished his court-ordered community service and drug education classes.
The It Will Rain singer was arrested for the offence in September 2010 in Sin City after being caught with the class-A drug in a toilet of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
He later pleaded guilty to the charge back in January last year, with the judge ordering that Mars pay a fine of $2,000, complete 200 hours on community service and to attend drug education classes.
According to TMZ, the 26-year old star - who previously admitted he "did a foolish thing and has never used drugs before" - has now completed over 230 hours of community service, after working for children's and health related charities.
It is thought that the Grenade hitmaker will have the incident completely wiped from his criminal record, with his lawyer Blair Berk expected to attend court today on Bruno's behalf to see the charge officially dismissed.
After initially hearing that he wouldn't be convicted for the offence, Mars' lawyer stated: "Bruno is very appreciative he is being given this opportunity as a first offender not to suffer any conviction and instead to have his charge dismissed. He is taking all of this quite seriously."