Like Father, Like Son: Justin Bieber’s Dad Jeremy Has a Long Criminal Rap Sheet

By: Andrea Simpson / February 6, 2014

Justin Bieber is proving the old adage: The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

The legally-challenged pop star who’s quickly accruing a long list of alleged offenses (i.e. DUI, drag racing, assault, not to mention hot-boxing on private planes) is simply following in the footsteps of his party-hopping, bar-brawling father, Jeremy Bieber.

Just take a look at his criminal rap sheet out of Canada obtained by CB!

The Ontario Court of Justice destroys criminal records that date back that far, but Celebuzz was able to get enough telling information about Biebs’ bad influence. And belieb us when we say the elder Bieber had his fair share of run-ins with Canadian Mounties ironically starting around the same age as his teen idol son is now.

On November 17, 1997, at the ripe old age of 23, Jeremy was charged with assault causing bodily harm and sentenced to 90 days in jail. Not to mention, he was prohibited from using any firearms until 2007.

He was also given two years probation as a result of the arrest, but decided not abide by the cops, so he was sentenced two years later on March 8, 1999 to 21 days in the pokey and another two years probation. And because third time’s the charm, he still didn’t learn his lesson when it comes to breaking the law, he was sentenced to a consecutive 30 days behind bars.

On January 6, 2004, he escaped getting thrown back in jail yet again when separate assault charges were dismissed.

Jeremy’s hot temper hasn’t cooled off over the years. Even as recent as 2012, the 19-year-old’s dad reportedly beat up his nephew outside a bar in the singer’s hometown of Stratford, leaving the young man bloodied. But it was just another day, another brawl for Jeremy. He celebrated by buying the patrons a round of booze on Justin… um, we mean Jeremy.

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