Chris Brown gets a year in jail for violating probation last fall

Performer Chris Brown received a one-year sentence to the L.A. County jail after pleading guilty to violating probation.

Performer Chris Brown received a one-year sentence to the L.A. County jail after pleading guilty to violating probation.

On Friday (5/9), a Los Angeles County Superior Judge sentenced the 25-year-old singer to a year in the county jail. In October, Brown was arrested in Washington, D.C. on felony assault charges stemming from an altercation outside a W Hotel. At the time, Brown was still on probation for the 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna.

Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos, said he may get an early release since he's already served 234 of the 365 days, according to the L.A. Times.

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Along with jail time, Brown will be required to visit a psychiatrist twice weekly, complete community service, take his medication and steer clear of medicinal marijuana. The judge, who extended his probation period to Jan. 23, 2015, noted Brown's bipolar diagnosis and his youth as factors in the sentencing decision.

 

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