updated 01/23/2014 AT 1:40 PM ET
•originally published 01/23/2014 AT 1:55 PM ET
Justin Bieber is bringing in the big guns in a bid to beat his DUI charge.
The singer, who was arrested in Miami early Thursday morning for DUI and drag-racing, has hired high-powered lawyer Roy Black to represent him.
Black, who is married to Real Housewives of Miami star Lea Black, is a civil and criminal defense trail attorney best known for getting Kennedy family member William Kennedy Smith acquitted of charges of rape in 1991.
The 19-year-old pop star, who is Canadian, is being charged with DUI, driving without a valid driver’s license out of the state of Georgia and resisting arrest without violence.
The police say Bieber admitted that he had consumed alcohol, had been smoking marijuana and had taken prescription medication.