The 'Boyfriend' singer was named as a suspect in a misdemeanour battery case after getting into a fight with the paparazzi over the weekend.
Bieber was on a date with girlfriend Selena Gomez on Sunday (May 27) when he was swarmed by photographers and allegedly lost his cool.
One paparazzo reportedly received medical attention for a strike to the face and named Bieber as his attacker.
Police are currently investigating the case and TMZ reports that officials have decided to refer the matter to LA prosecutors, as is usual in high-profile cases.
Bieber has yet to be interviewed with regards to the incident and is currently in Norway. If the musician is charged and found guilty of the offence, he could face up to six months in prison.