Backstreet Boy Nick Carter has agreed to take part in a pretrial intervention program in order to bring a misdemeanor charge against him to a resolution. Carter was charged with resisting or opposing a law-enforcement officer without violence after he refused an officer’s orders to leave Tampa’s Pop City nightclub on January 2.
Under the terms of the deal with state prosecutors, Carter will face probation, perform community service, and pay an undisclosed fine. The charges will be dropped if the 22-year-old singer completes the program, the Assistant State Attorney Pam Bondi told The St. Petersburg Times on Friday (February 1).
Had Carter been convicted of the charge, he could have faced up to a year in jail and probation. “He is a first-time offender, and we treated him just like anyone else,” said Bondi. Carter said of his arrest in January, “If this happened to anybody else, it probably would have never came out.”
The Backstreet Boys are currently nominated for a Grammy Award for best pop performance by duo our group with vocal for “Shape of My Heart,” a track from their latest album, Black & Blue. The 44th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will take place February 27 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.