The Grammy nominated pop singer and song writer, Bruno Mars, has cut a deal with Las Vegas legal authorities on his cocaine possessions charges from last September.
Mars, whose legal name is Peter Hernandez, was arrested September 19, 2010 at the Hard Rock Las Vegas hotel for possession of 2.6 grams of cocaine. Mars agreed to plead guilty to the felony cocaine possession charge and can have those charges removed if he pays a $2,000 fine, attends drug counseling, stays out of trouble and finishes 200 hours of community service. He was facing up to four years in prison but the prosecutors took into consideration that he was a first time offender.
The pop singer, whose songs “Just the Way You Are” and his co-production “F… You” are nominated for numerous Grammys including Record of the Year, plans on attending the awards ceremony.
The plea agreement still has to be finalized and approved by a judge some time in February.