Chris could be facing several years behind bars following a Los Angeles judge’s latest ruling against him, but his reps say the case will likely be dismissed.
Chris Brown appeared in a Los Angeles court July 15, and the outcome was not in the “Fine China” singer’s favor. A judge decided to revoke Chris’ probation, TMZ reports — based on a hit-and-run allegation from May 2013 — which could potentially send him to prison for four years. But Chris’ reps say the case will probably be dismissed next week, with his probation reinstated on the same terms.
Fortunately for Chris, he was not immediately taken into police custody. He was released, with the expectation that he will return to court on a to-be-determined date in August. At that time, the judge will officially decide whether Chris, 24, violated his probation.
Chris’ reps said in a statement to HollywoodLife:
“This morning in court in Van Nuys, the lawyer for the driver in the hit and run case clearly specified that his client did not want to press charges, that any damage was “negligible,” that Chris did identify himself at the scene, and that she was given all of the appropriate insurance information. We are hopeful that the case will be dismissed next week. Based on this new charge, as required by law, Judge Brandlin, who is supervising Mr. Brown’s probation, is required to revoke Chris’ probation. However, once the Van Nuys case is dismissed, we expect this matter to be resolved and his probation to be reinstated on the same terms and conditions. Chris was released on his own recognizance today by both judges.”
A History Of Chris Brown’s Legal Troubles
The Los Angeles County District Attorney first filed a request to revoke Chris’ petition in May 2013 when Chris allegedly left the scene of a hit-and-run accident. Though the victim didn’t press charges against Chris, the D.A. still alleges that Chris fled the scene without going through all the necessary motions, including giving police his license.
However, a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively that Chris did give the woman his information after the accident. In fact, Chris’ girlfriend Karrueche Tran saw the entire ordeal! Here’s what we’re told:
Karrueche’s got his back! She was there and witnessed the whole thing. She saw how everything went down. She was right there and watched Chris give this woman all his information and she even gave the woman her phone number, since she was involved.
Chris was originally put on probation when he physically assaulted then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.