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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge revoked Chris Brown’s probation on Thursday but allowed him to remain free for now after the R&B singer traveled without approval for a concert and failed to complete community service on time.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin said Brown can remain free at least until a March 20 hearing when the judge will receive an update from probation officials.

Brown was ordered by those officials in December not to leave Los Angeles County without permission. However, the Grammy-winning singer performed at a nightclub in San Jose on Jan. 11 without obtaining permission to travel.

Defense attorney Mark Geragos told Brandlin that his office incorrectly advised Brown that he didn’t need permission to travel for the show.

The judge said he accepted Geragos’ explanation, but needed to revoke the singer’s probation to keep control of the case. Brandlin also said it was not unexpected that Brown failed to complete his community service on time.

Brown was supposed to complete 1,000 hours of community labor by the end of January but has roughly 200 hours left, Brandlin said.

A shooting at the San Jose club injured five people, but there were no indications that Brown was involved in the attack. Still, Brandlin ordered probation officials to investigate the shooting and whether there were any issues involving Brown.

In a report, the singer’s probation officer cited another shooting last year involving a Los Angeles nightclub where Brown was present and wrote that Brown is showing poor judgment.

“Though he has shown the ability to be compliant during long stretches of his probation grant, (Brown) continues a pattern of making choices that are counterproductive in his ability to be successful on probation,” Probation Officer Carlos Delgado wrote. “There is also concern that when he performs or attends at (sic) some of his public events, people will get shot or seriously injured.”

Brown has been on probation for his 2009 attack on pop singer Rihanna, then his girlfriend. He was required to complete the community service before the end of January.

Brown appeared in court Thursday with his mother and girlfriend. All three looked somber before the start of the hearing, with Brown spending much of his time with his eyes closed and head down.

The judge said Brown had been making steady progress on the community service aspect of his sentence that requires him to perform manual work such as roadside cleanup or graffiti removal.

The singer avoided probation problems until 2013, when prosecutors questioned whether he completed the terms of his community labor in Virginia. Brandlin briefly revoked Brown’s probation after he was charged with hit-and-run after an accident. That case was later dismissed.

In another case in October 2013, Brown struck a man outside a Washington, D.C., hotel and was charged with misdemeanor assault. Brandlin ordered Brown into rehab, but the singer was expelled from the program in March 2014.

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12 thoughts on “Chris Brown’s Probation Revoked, Jail Time Pending

  1. stephanie on said:

    IanRousseault you racist swine, while you pray to God for Chris Brown to be locked up, also pray just as hard for Cindy Lohan and Amanda. Hateful bastard.

  2. It’s obvious many people might not like this person.But the whole going back and forth to any jail or court is controlled by mainly racist minded people that love to pimp misery and misfortune.

  3. Sharon Jones on said:

    A case of the “Haves and the Have Nots”. Rich people, poor people. Mr. Brown, has served his time. He just needs direction.

    • IanRousseault on said:

      It’s not about what he did to me, which is nothing. It’s what he’s doing to society. Since he can’t seem to get his shit together and all he can do is break the law, put his ass and ALL of the other hip hop dummys behind bars! Since they like to promote thug living give it to them. He along with the others have no place in society. Black people do not need thisBS. And young children do not need to be expose to their crap.

  4. IanRousseault on said:

    YES! Now is the time to put this rat ass bastard in jail for YEARS!!!!!!! Please for the love of God, let this happen. Send this punk ass non talented violent, woman beater, bipolar, criminal away forever. Do not skip on this opportunity!!! The next time this piece of S— should see the light of day, he should be in his 70’s or 80’s. Please do not pass on the chance to put this THUGGGG away forever!!!!!!

    • Where you there to pass judgement on this person, stop passing judgement on this guy because you are not GOD!! also every hip hop performer performs there is always trouble but never talk about until it is Chris Brown, who is on stage performing and than a fight or shooting take place which fights and shooting always take place at all clubs and I live in Florida so stop throwing stones when it is about Chris Brown.

  5. ?? How many black males are aware of what is really going on? The constant promotion and talking about this guys situtation actually glorfies his criminal minded behavior to some misguilded urban black person in the hood.
    These days with all this phony,violence filled twisted so-called music. Any black person would have to be a dummy to be caught in these updated death trap clubs and bars.

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