D.A. Moves to Revoke Chris Brown's Probation in Rihanna Assault Case; Probation Has Been Revoked

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The Los Angeles County District Attorney has filed legal documentation asking the judge over the Chris Brown/Rihanna assault case to revoke Chris Brown’s probation.

According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, the D.A. is asking for the revocation based on charges being filed against Brown in connection with a hit-and-run last May.  Brown left the scene without forking over a California driver’s license and proper insurance info.

The D.A.’s legal docs claim Brown “willfully and unlawfully” broke the law in the hit-and-run case.  And, law enforcement sources tell us, even if the L.A. City Attorney ultimately agrees to drop the hit-and-run case because the victim doesn’t want it prosecuted, the D.A. will press on because Brown has a duty to obey all laws as a condition to his probation.

The D.A.’s documents asks the judge to revoke his probation and immediately remand him into custody.  But we’ve learned that’s a standard request and when the D.A. goes to court today at 1:30 PM PT, they will not ask the judge to haul Chris to the pokey.

We’ll keep you updated.

UPDATE: Chris Brown’s probation has been revoked.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge revoked Chris Brown’s probation on Monday after reviewing the details of an alleged hit-and-run accident involving the singer and his behavior afterward. However, the singer was not ordered to jail.

Brown, who came to court with a group of family members, appeared downcast as he sat with his arms across his chest and his head down on the counsel table while his lawyer and a prosecutor went to the judge’s chambers to discuss the case.

When they emerged, Superior Court Judge James Brandlin said he had read the file.

“In this matter, probation is revoked,” he said.

Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, suggested that perhaps the matter will be resolved informally without a major probation hearing. He said the hit-and-run case would be back in court in Van Nuys on July 23.

Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray did not ask for Brown to be jailed, and the judge allowed him to remain free on his own recognizance.

Another hearing is set for Aug. 16.

 

via TMZ

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