Justin Bieber's lawyer asserts singer's innocence

ROB GILLIES Associated Press Published:

TORONTO (AP) -- Justin Bieber's attorney says he expects the singer's Canadian assault case to be treated as a low-level offense and says his client is innocent.

Bieber's California-based attorney Howard Weitzman released the statement Wednesday after the pop singer turned himself in to Toronto police.

Weitzman declined to comment on the allegations his client faces or any potential defense, saying it was now a matter for the court to handle.

The attorney says in a statement that Bieber's legal team expects the case to be treated as a summary offense, which is the equivalent of a misdemeanor in the United States.

Toronto police had been investigating Bieber and his entourage over the assault of a limo driver in late December.