From a YouTube sensation to an award winning star. Will Justin Bieber be able to get his career and life back on track following a series of arrests and run-ins with the law?
How much damage can an egging cause? Apparently about $20,000 if the home that is egged is in the ultra-luxurious neighborhood of Calabasas, Calif., where Justin Bieber lives.
The Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department raided the home of the bowl-haired-cutie-turned-troublemaker to try and determine if the singer and his friends pelted eggs at a neighbor’s house, causing damage to its façade.
If they determine he did, the 19-year-old may have bigger fish (or eggs) to fry, several lawyers told FOX411. We’ve learned the star could face jail time and even possible deportation—back to Canada.
“California does not take vandalism lightly. If the damage is $400 or more, the person can be charged with a felony and the person can face anywhere between one to three years in jail, in addition to having to pay fines and penalties,” L.A.-based lawyer Anahita Sedaghatfar told FOX411.
And belieb it or not, Selena Gomez’s on-again-off-again beau isn’t a U.S. citizen, so it turns out he could be forced back to his chilly homeland, worst-case scenario.
In June 2013, a rep for the Biebs told GossipCop he had no plans to change his citizenship status, but that decision could impact him negatively now.
Lawyer Mitchell Ignatoff, who specializes in the criminal defense of immigrants, said deportation is definitely a possibility if it’s determined that Bieber committed a felony.
“If [Bieber is] actually convicted of a felony that involves a state of mind of intentional or knowing, there’s a possibility that he could be deported,” Ignatoff said.
Sedaghatfar explained that the District Attorney’s office could decide to go easy on the Biebs and avoid labeling the egging incident as a felony.
“Of course, the D.A. has the option to nevertheless charge this as a misdemeanor, but even that can include jail time.”
The next steps all hinge on what evidence the 12 detectives collected from Bieber’s home on Tuesday.
“There’s a big leap from a search warrant being executed to being convicted of anything,” Ignatoff noted.
Plus, he doubts we’ll actually see a day when Bieber is forced out of the U.S.
“I would be very surprised [to see him be deported],” he said.
So far, law enforcement has released little information about what was found during the Bieber house raid. His friend Lil Za, whose real name is Xavier Smith, was arrested during the search for a felony narcotics charge. The Sherriff’s Dept. initially identified the drug found as cocaine, but they later said it needed to be tested to determine the exact substance.
After he was arrested, Smith allegedly damaged a phone in a jail booking cell and was charged with felony vandalism. He was released on $70,000 bail at about 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
Bieber’s rep did not return FOX411’s request for comment.
Fox News’ Hollie McKay contributed to this report.