Chris Brown will serve an additional 131 days in jail after admitting to violating his probation.
He admitted to a court in Los Angeles on Friday that he committed a crime in Washington DC last October.
Chris Brown will serve an additional 131 days in jail after admitting to violating his probation
The Los Angeles judge sentenced Chris Brown to 365 days but gave him credit for 234 days he has spent in rehab and jail.
Chris Brown has been under court supervision since 2009 when he pleaded guilty to assaulting pop singer Rihanna, who was his girlfriend at the time.
The Grammy winner has been in custody since March, when he was arrested over alleged violations of his rehab sentence.
His latest probation violation relates to an altercation in the nation’s capital last year.
Chris Brown faces a misdemeanor assault charge after a man accused the singer of punching him outside a Washington hotel.
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A Los Angeles judge has ordered Chris Brown to remain in jail for at least another week.
Chris Brown will now spend his 25th birthday in jail as lawyers deal with two cases on both sides of the country.
The singer has been in prison since March 14 after violating a court order relating to his assault of his ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
Chris Brown had been sent to a rehabilitation centre and broke the terms of the court order when staff threw him out.
Chris Brown will remain in jail for at least another week
Lawyers for the star had been trying to agree a deal over the probation issues on Thursday and will try again when Chris Brown is back in court on May 9.
Chris Brown was led into the courtroom in Los Angeles in handcuffs on Thursday, having been transported from Washington DC for the short hearing with Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin.
The singer could face a number of punishments, including more jail time, if a judge decides he did violate the terms of his probation by getting arrested after a man was punched in October outside a hotel in Washington DC.
Judge James R. Brandlin had ordered Chris Brown into rehab in December for anger management treatment, after revoking his probation.
Chris Brown’s lawyer Mark Geragos said if a deal could not be reached by Tuesday, he would ask for the release of the singer.
“I’m hopeful that we get it resolved, and we get it resolved quickly,” Mark Geragos said.
“He turns 25 next week. So I’d like to give him an early birthday present if I can.”
Chris Brown’s assault trial has been delayed for the next few months, while his bodyguard appeals an assault conviction for the same incident.
The singer did not speak during the hearing on Thursday but did smile at his mother.
Chris Brown’s upcoming album, X, has been delayed several times and a new release date has not been set.
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Chris Brown’s assault trial, which had been set for Monday, is set to resume on Wednesday.
Chris Brown and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy were arrested in October after a man accused them of punching him outside a Washington hotel.
The trial was delayed on Monday while lawyers work out issues over a testimony from Christopher Hollosy, who was convicted of assault in a separate trial.
The bodyguard told police he punched the man first.
But court documents describe events differently, claiming Chris Brown punched the man first when he tried to get in a picture the singer was having taken with two women.
The papers also say the man was treated for a fractured nose and injuries to his face and head.
Judge Patricia Wynn set Christopher Hollosy’s sentencing for June 25.
Chris Brown and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy were arrested in October after a man accused them of punching him outside a Washington hotel (photo Getty Images)
Chris Brown’s lawyers now want him to testify at the singer’s trial.
Christopher Hollosy would be expected to say that he, not Chris Brown, punched the man outside the W Hotel.
However, Christopher Hollosy’s lawyer, Bernard Grimm, told a judge he planned to appeal against his client’s conviction.
Unless prosecutors grant Christopher Hollosy immunity, testifying in Chris Brown’s case could affect his appeal.
Prosecutors haven’t said if they will grant Christopher Hollosy immunity and have previously said waiting until his appeal is over could take a year.
Chris Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos said outside court that he wanted to move forward.
“I don’t think that there’s any doubt Chris Brown is not guilty,” he said.
But Mark Geragos also said Christopher Hollosy’s testimony was crucial to Chris Brown’s case.
He said prosecutors have a “duty to fairly treat a defendant and to extend immunity in certain situations”.
“It’s going to be our argument that this is one of those situations,” he added.
Mark Geragos said he expected Chris Brown’s trial, when it does start, to last no longer than two days.
Chris Brown was on probation in California for an attack in 2009 on his then-girlfriend Rihanna when it’s claimed the assault took place.
Soon after his arrest in Washington Chris Brown entered rehab for anger management treatment, but he was jailed in mid-March after violating the treatment facility’s rules.
If convicted in the Washington case, Chris Brown could face jail time under the terms of a court order in the Rihanna case.
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