Singer and entertainer Chris Brown has been on probation since 2009 as the result of a domestic abuse conviction involving singer/entertainer Rhianna. After pleading guilty, the court sentenced him to a total of five years probation, counseling for domestic violence, and ordered him to complete 180 of community service work. Citizens on probation are required to obey all laws, including traffic laws. Violations of law are also considered to be a violation of probation.
Los Angeles Prosecutors File to Revoke Chris Brown’s Probation
On Monday, July 18th, Los Angeles prosecutors filed the legal paperwork necessary to revoke singer/entertainer Chris Brown’s probation. Legal prosecutors filed the request to revoke Chris Brown’s probation after he was charged with misdemeanor hit-and-run and driving without a valid driver’s license in a traffic accident that occurred on May 21st, 2013. Chris Brown was accused of hitting another driver from behind, failing to provide his driver’s license, providing false insurance information and then leaving the scene of the accident.
If Chris Brown is convicted, he could face six months in jail for each offense related to the hit-and-run accident. If his probation is revoked, he could be headed to jail for four years.
Chris Brown’s Community Service Hours Questioned
His hours of community service were questioned in at least two situations. In one situation, Brown was supposed to be completing community service in Virginia, but was actually on vacation in Mexico. In another situation, he was reportedly at a charity event in another state instead of completing community service work as ordered by the court. Reportedly, the Los Angeles District Attorney may ask the judge to order Brown to complete a new round of 180 days of community service work in Los Angeles, California.
A History of Bad Behavior
Brown’s image as a bad-boy in entertainment are mirrored by his bad behavior in public. In addition to beating up Rhianna, leaving the scene of an accident, and faking community service, Brown has incurred numerous other charges such as theft (stealing a fan’s cell phone) and amassing a huge number of parking violations (over 100 tickets).
In addition, he threw a childish tantrum and trashed a dressing room and broke a window with a chair after a Good Morning America interview didn’t go his way. ABC decided not to press charges in the incident.
It remains to be seen if Brown’s behavior will continue to spiral out of control, or if he will grow up and start acting like an adult.
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