Chris Brown Avoids Jail, Ordered to Stay In Rehab

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Chris Brown reports to court, with girlfriend Karrueche Tran

Chris Brown is pretty lucky. On Monday, the singer appeared in a Los Angeles (with girlfriend Karrueche Tran) court for a hearing on whether he violated his probation by being involved in an alleged fight in D.C. last year. The 24-year-old was arrested for felony assault after allegedly attacking a man outside of the W Hotel after an appearance at a local club. Afterwards, he was sentenced to 90 days in rehab for anger management. LA District Attorney Mary Murray asked that Chris be sent directly to jail and stated

‘Brown’s violent behavior continues to increase in severity and frequency’ and he poses “an increasing danger to society.’

Citing the violent outburst where he threw a brick through his mother’s car window after a therapy session in Malibu.  Murray also asked that the court hold a full violation hearing which would have resulted in new evidence being presented in the D.C. case adding,

She now had information about the man whose nose was allegedly broken in the attack that allegedly involved Brown and his bodyguard.

Brown’s lawyer Mark Geragos says that Chris has improved greatly explaining to the Judge James Brnadlin,

[Geragos] pointed to the probation report saying Chris has made “great strides” while in treatment for anger management and has tested negative for drugs several times….I’ve known him for five years, and he’s looking as  good as he’s ever been.”

The judge sided with C-Breezy’s lawyer and ruled that he would benefit more from completing his rehab program over jail time.

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So far, he has completed 191 hours of the 1,000 that were ordered to him last year stemming from a car accident. Brown rejected the initial plea deal offered to him in D.C. assault case and heads back to court on February 20. He returns to court, February 28th.

[Billboard, Rumorfix, TMZ]

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