Chris Brown must be tired of the courts’ hating because ONCE AGAIN the singer has been sentenced to spend more time in prison after admitting to violating his probation by getting into that D.C. fight last year. (It’s reported he just admitted to the violation to speed up the court’s decision in his probation case.)
The judge on Brown’s case revoked the five-year probation he initially sentenced Chris to for the 2009 Rihanna assault case and ordered the singer to one year in county jail for violating it. Luckily for Breezy though, the judge cut the sentence down to four months because of the nearly four months he spent in rehab and the two months he’s been behind bars so far. The judge also ordered him to therapy twice a week and he must complete the remainder of his 1,000 community service, three days a week, once he’s released.
Some are saying that the judge “went soft” on Brown but the judge says the court had to take into consideration his bipolar disorder which may account for his erratic behavior. For violating his probation, Brown could have been ordered to remain in prison for up to 4 years – the highest penalty.
Since the court’s decision announced, Brown’s lawyer has been speaking to the media about his client and prospective hopes that he will be free sooner than later. The lawyer reportedly told CNN that he believes, for some reason or another, Chris will be out of jail by Monday.
I would expect that Chris should be out of jail before the weekend’s up or before Monday,” Geragos said after the hearing. “If he isn’t out by Monday, then I would expect he’s getting special treatment. He’s got over 230 days credit on a 365 (day sentence) and generally the sheriff is releasing on a lot less than that.”
He also added:
We’re gratified that he was not sentenced to state prison, gratified that he’s still on probation. I think that Chris has learned quite a bit through this experience and I’m anxious to see how he does, as I think everybody else is.
It’ll be interesting to see how his admission will affect the D.C. trial, though. Chris originally pleaded not guilty. The trial starts next month.