After Chris’ probation was revoked on July 15 following a hit-and-run case, the ‘Fine China’ singer seemed dangerously close to spending up to four years in prison. But new developments suggest the case will be dismissed soon.
The Los Angeles city attorney’s case against Chris Brown is crumbling one charge at a time. Prosecutors dismissed two of the three charges in the hit-and-run case against Chris on July 23. Read on for more details.
Chris Brown Hit & Run Case Crumbling — Two Charges Dropped
After prosecutors dismissed misdemeanor charges against Chris of driving without insurance and driving without a license, only a hit-and-run allegation remains, according to the Los Angeles Times. Chris’ attorney, Mark Geragos, has filed a motion to dismiss the final charge, saying Chris reached a settlement with the other driver, Olga Kovalenko, whose Mercedes he allegedly rear-ended in May.
Chris, who has publicly declared his innocence in the case, pleaded not guilty on July 23.
“I did everything I was suppose to do during the so called hit n run,” Chris tweeted on July 22. “I provided the correct info. There were no injuries or damages. C’mon!!”
Chris’ reps are confident that the entire case will be dismissed soon because Olga does not want to press charges. Chris’ rep said in a statement to HollywoodLife:
“Two counts against Chris Brown were dismissed yesterday in relation to the Hit and Run charge to which Chris pleaded Not Guilty. In order for the charge to be heard by a judge, Chris has to be officially booked. We expect this charge to be dismissed as well, as the lawyer for the driver in this case clearly specified that his client did not want to press charges.”
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, Olga, 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, 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.
— Tierney McAfee