Chris has one year left on his five-year-probation, stemming from his 2009 assault on Rihanna. Now two top attorneys tell HollywoodLife.com what could happen if the District Attorney decides to go after Chris for punching Frank Ocean!
Chris Brown could go jail. We told you that the latest statement from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department states that Chris punched Frank Ocean on Jan. 27 at the Westlake Recording Studios in West Hollywood. Even though no charges have been filed against Chris, top attorney’s tell HollywoodLife.com that doesn’t mean Chris is off the hook.
How Chris Could End Up Back In Jail
HollywoodLife.com spoke with former federal prosecutor Raoul Felder, who tells us that Chris’ probation officer could question Chris and if he believes Chris punched Frank. He could request that the local police arrest him and bring Chris before the judge that sentenced him in his 2009 assault hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg.
“Being on probation means stay out of trouble,” Raoul tells us. “The judge could post a sentence on him. She could end the probation and send him to jail for the rest of the time. [Chris has one year left]. It’s extreme and they don’t usually do that. But especially since he was on probation for punching Rihanna. This is all up to the original court that punished him.”
Could Chris Go To Jail Without Frank Pressing Charges?
We told you that Chris and Frank allegedly got into a fight over a parking spot. A source told us that Chris started the fight by allegedly using slurs and calling him gay. Frank is openly gay.
“Chris most certainly could go back to jail without Frank pressing charges,” Raoul tells us. “He does not have a right to a jury because you’ve already had your trial [for the assault on Rihanna]. It’s between him, the judge and the district attorney.”
We told you that Frank tweeted that Chris jumped him and now his finger is hurt: “Got jumped by chris and a couple guys. lol. i only wish everest was there.” He also added: “Cut my finger now I can’t play w two hands at the grammys.”
The Police Released A Statement To HollywoodLife
“West Hollywood Station deputies are investigating allegations that Chris Brown assaulted an unnamed victim,” the statement reads. “Deputies responded to a call of six males fighting at the 7200 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood. Upon their arrival, deputies talked to witnesses who stated that Chris Brown and the victim were involved in an altercation over a parking space. The altercation allegedly led to Chris Brown punching the victim. After a brief fight, the parties were separated. Chris Brown and his entourage left the location prior to the arrival of deputies. The investigation is on-going and investigators will contact Chris Brown at a later time.”
But Chris Will Hopefully Avoid Jail
Criminal defense attorney, Peter Knecht, tells us: “If nothing is done, then of course Chris will not be in violation of
his probation … I’d say it will simply be a wash and the two men when go on about their day.”
— Written by Chloe Melas, with additional reporting by Eric Mitchell
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