News: Chris Brown Sentenced To Hard Labor, Slapped W/ Rihanna Restrictions

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2009 5:40PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Chris Brown has been sentenced to five years probation and six months of physical labor as a result of his publicized domestic dispute with Rihanna earlier this year.

The decision, originally scheduled to be made Thursday (August 27), was delivered in a Los Angeles, California courtroom today.

Pop singer Chris Brown was sentenced today to five years of probation and 180 days community labor -- to be personally supervised by the chief of police in Richmond, Va. -- in connection with his attack on former girlfriend Rihanna. L.A. County He was also ordered him to stay at least 50 yards away from Rihanna, 21, for the next five years. (Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles Judge Patricia Schnegg delivered the sentence this afternoon.

"You are going to be placed on formal felony probation for a period of sixty months," Schnegg told Brown. "I'm going to keep probation to be supervised by state of California with Mr. Brown performing his domestic violence counseling and community labor in the state of Virginia." (E! Online)

Brown will also be subject to random DNA sample requests and searches.

He must provide DNA samples as requested by authorities. Brown must also keep in touch with the Probation Department and is subject to search and seizure 24/7 for the next 5 years. He can't own any dangerous weapon, including guns or knives. Brown must pay $2,500 in restitution and another $2,500 in probation expenses. He must also pay a $30 criminal conviction fee --BARGAIN! He must also pay $400 that goes into a domestic violence fund. Brown must get prior approval before leaving the country. (TMZ)

His assault sentencing earlier this month was moved to late August after a judge decided to review what his punishment should include.

Brown was due to be sentenced on Wednesday for assaulting the singer Rihanna, his onetime girlfriend, in February; Mr. Brown, 20, pleaded guilty to felony assault in June, and was expected to receive a sentence of five years probation and six months of community labor. But Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg said on Wednesday (August 5) that she was delaying the sentencing to Aug. 27, to determine whether Mr. Brown could serve the community labor -- along the lines of removing graffiti or cleaning roads -- in his home state of Virginia. (New York Times)

Check out footage of Chris Brown appearing in court earlier this year:

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