News: Chris Brown Stays Mum In Court, Hit W/ Lengthy Sentence
Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 8:56AM
R&B singer Chris Brown can't keep his name out of legal-related matters this week as reports claim he has received 1,000 hours of community service.
According to reports, Chris Breezy appeared in court Friday (August 16) and had the sentence read to him.
Singer Chris Brown has had his probation reinstated and has been given a new sentence to perform 1,000 hours of community labor. A prosecutor agreed today to withdraw a request to rescind Brown's probation after he was involved in an alleged hit-and-run accident. That hit-and-run charge was dismissed earlier. It was good news at a time of difficulties for Brown. Brown, 24, didn't speak during Friday's hearing, other than to agree to the deal worked out in the judge's chambers while he waited in the courtroom. (USA Today)
Details on what types of community service the R&B hitmaker will have to perform have also surfaced.
He was ordered to perform labor such as highway work and graffiti removal. Brown has been dealing with a series of legal problems since 2009, when he was arrested for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna and was first placed on probation. He has had subsequent run-ins with the law since then, for assault and traffic accidents. (USA Today)
The 24-year-old is now expected to appear back in court in late fall.
The judge closed the session by telling Brown he must contact his probation officer within 48 hours. His next court appearance is set to start at 2 p.m. November 20. The dropping of a hit-and-run charge against the singer on Thursday laid the groundwork for Friday's action. The accuser in that case, Olga Gure, told investigators Brown "went ballistic" and screamed at her after his Range Rover rear-ended her Mercedes on a Los Angeles street. (CNN)
The sentence came a day after Brown had his hit-and-run case dropped.
Chris Brown's hit-and-run case was just dismissed, even though prosecutors argued Chris deserved to be punished and punished severely for his alleged vehicular misdeed. Chris and the victim struck a civil compromise -- she didn't want any money because the damage was so minor and she wanted the case dismissed. But the L.A. City Attorney objected, arguing to the judge this morning that Brown was very aggressive toward the victim after the accident -- calling her a "b*tch." The judge, however, didn't buy the City Attorney's argument and dismissed the case. Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos tells TMZ, "The case never should have been filed in the first place. It's unfortunate he was being prosecuted for who he is rather than what he's done." (TMZ)