Justin Bieber Investigated For Alleged Misdemeanor Battery

Access Hollywood
Justin Bieber arrives at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 20, 2012 -- Getty Images

Justin Bieber's alleged weekend scuffle with a photographer has been turned over to the Los Angeles District Attorney's office and is being investigated as a misdemeanor battery, Access Hollywood has confirmed.

On Tuesday, a rep from The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department confirmed to Access that the photographer involved filed a complaint against the 18-year-old star.

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The matter is now in the hands of the D.A.'s office, which will decide whether to pursue action against the star. The decision could take a few days.

(CLICK HERE for a rundown of the alleged weekend incident.)

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A rep for Bieber still has no comment on the alleged incident, but over the weekend, the singer did Tweet,"gonna focus on the important stuff. the music."

If charged and convicted, Bieber could face up to six months in jail for the alleged battery.

The "Boyfriend" singer won't have any encounters with paparazzi stateside for some time as he told fans that he's headed across the Atlantic.

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"OFF TO EUROPE! PHASE 1 of operation secret concerts! lol. OSLO first stop. See u soon," he Tweeted on Monday.

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