Chris Brown Sentenced To 1000 Hours Of Community Labour
A judge has reinstated singer Chris Brown’s revoked
probation, slapping him with a thousand hours of
ABC News reports that Brown’s current legal
troubles are the latest repercussions of his arrest four
years ago for assaulting his former girlfriend,
The popular R&B singer sat in a courtroom for
nearly an hour as his lawyer, Mark Geragos, and a
prosecutor shuttled in and out of the judge’s
chambers, with Geragos apparently seeking his
client’s approval for a plan to keep him from facing
more serious consequences.
Superior Court Judge James Brandlin finally emerged
and announced that an agreement had been reached.
Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray withdrew a
request to rescind Brown’s probation because of a
hit-and-run charge that was dismissed in another
Brandlin then told Brown he must perform 1,000
hours of community labor with one of four public
programs: California Department of Transportation
highway cleanup, graffiti removal, beach cleanup or
Probation Alternative Work Services.
Brown, 24, didn’t speak during Friday’s hearing,
other than to agree to the deal worked out while he
waited in the courtroom with his mother and two
The singer has been in and out of court since
pleading guilty to the 2009 assault on Rihanna.
Besides making reports on fulfilling the requirements
of an earlier order for community labor, he has had
subsequent run-ins with the law for assault and
The work that Brown did previously does not apply
to the new sentence, said district attorney’s
spokeswoman Jane Robison. Brown has a year to
perform the work and is scheduled to appear in
court Nov. 20 for a progress report.
Brown, who won a Grammy in 2011 for Best R&B
Album with “F.A.M.E.,” could ask the court to end
his probation when he completes the community
labor, but the final decision on the length of
probation will be up to a judge.
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