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Chris Brown Cops Plea

No Jail Time

6/22/2009 6:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Brown has copped a plea in his assault case. He won't do jail time, but he will spend 6 months doing things like road cleanup. He's also been ordered to stay 50 yards clear of Rihanna.

Chris Brown & Rihanna: Click to watch
He'll spend 180 days doing community labor (8 hours a day -- 1440 hours total) -- which is, in effect, hard labor. He'll do his service in Virginia which is where Brown lives. A Virginia law enforcement officer told us Brown will be picking up trash, pulling weeds and washing fire trucks.

He gets 5 years probation for FELONY assault -- he pled guilty. He'll get supervised probation. He'll have to come back to court every three months.

He must enroll in a domestic violence counseling program.

This is interesting ... the judge said if Brown and Rihanna are at the same public events, the 50-yard stay away turns into 10 yards. The stay away order lasts 5 years.

The judge said she wanted to make sure that Chris Brown "was treated as any other person who comes through this court."

If Brown violates probation, he could get up to 4 years in prison.

Rihanna is in the courthouse but never entered the courtroom.

So Brown is now a convicted felon and loses the following rights: To own a gun, to sit on a jury, subject to search and seizure without a search warrant and he now has limitations on travel.

When Brown left the courtroom ... Rihanna walked in the courtroom. The judge explained the deal to her. The judge is telling Rihanna about the protective order.

Rihanna

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196.

Jimmy Z    

Rihanna is weak.

1863 days ago
197.

buzz1234    

HE IS A Now a Convicted FELON...And I find this Sentencing Fair....
He is also, Not to break Probation...In a 5 year period...I think he will find this hard not to do...
But, Felon people, Felon....This is Fair....

1863 days ago
198.

Oh Yes She Did    

Daaammm!!! Rihanna's neck looks longer then ever!! Even the person who drew her noticed....thats a long ass neck!!!

1863 days ago
199.

Lauren    

So, another F List celebrity gets probation for felony assault & battery. What a surprise! Wise up, people! If you don't have a penis, you are fair game - so, ladies, I'd get thee to a Dojo or weapons range ASAP and learn how to fight back. This knuckle-dragger is a bit of subhuman sludge; an oxygen thief. The stupid girl he beat on; some pop singer prattling on about umbrellas, wanted him back . . . could it be brain-damage from the beating or are some women so desperate that they will put up with anything?

1863 days ago
200.

Leeroy    

Brown isn't just prohibited from owning a gun. He cannot POSSESS a gun. Which means .. if he gets offered a sweet role in a film in which the role calls for him to handle a functioning gun (even a prop gun that fires blanks) .. doing so is a violation of the law. Brown gets busted and the firearms licensee that handed the weapon to him loses his license. Hope Brown wasn't hoping to pursue acting in the near future. Either that, or he'll have to rely on non-action roles. Awwww. Too bad.

1863 days ago
201.

onceinhershoes    

like I said in a previous post:

31. i have a feeling that Rihanna and Chris are still together, but separated cause of the Case it would look better. Just look at how his attorney asked the judge to dismiss the Stay away. It looks like the judge did well and finally separated these two kids. I am happy for Chris's mom and Rihannas parents, and Yes, I am happy he is not going to Jail. THEY ARE BOTH JUST YOUNG AND DUMB, SHE PROBABLY HIT HIM AND HE REACTED EVENTHOUGH THEY WERE BOTH WRONG. HE SHOULD HAVE WALKED AWAY BUT WHAT'S DONE IS DONE. Clearly they did not want to bring this to trial because the trial would have dished out both of their dirt, and I am sure Chris would have gotten away free if he had enough ppl there to testify on his behalf but ofcourse all the major labels that have money invested in these two kids helped both of them save face, therefor save their careers, and save the record labels invested time and money.

I am sure one Garagos is being paid by one of the labels.

1863 days ago
202.

Telya    

His sleazy lawyer must feel great getting yet another sleazy celeb off when they should go to jail.
Payoffs aplenty.
Brown was right and he bragged about it. You can get a weak DA, star struck judge and celeb attorney to settle on whatever is best for the celeb.
It's up to the public to hit Brown in his bank account but they won't. Young girls will buy his act and his music.
They have had a great example in that the woman he beat up did not hold him to it.
If you have money and or fame you can do anything and go free.
Women need to stand up not scream with joy when Brown and men like him walk around with their heads up in the air.
He's laughing his ass off that he can do it again and that lawyer will get him off.

1863 days ago
203.

ChrisBrown&RiRiSupport    

you people that think he got of easy are just a bunch of haters, he did not get of easy, he is a first time offender and lost several rights, 5 years probation going to court every 3 months, 180 of hard labor like any other citizen and has to be enrolled in a domestic violence program for a year i believe, an order to stay away from rihanna in which she didnt want it and wanted to lessen it, thats alot, you people are mad cause he got a deal but rihanna also wanted to get a deal, stop being so judgemental, you all dont even know what happened, did you forget that rihanna didnt even press any charges in the first place, stop hating and start being more realistic of the situation

1863 days ago
204.

ogre    

If I have to sit through another wannabe rapper pine on about paid dues I'm agonna projectile vomit all over this laptop.

1863 days ago
205.

btnsm    

how com nobody has called RIRI on her having jon&kate+8 hair?????

1863 days ago
206.

umahah    

OK stallworth gets 30 days for killing someone. CB gets probation for beatin his girl to a pulp... the court is as corrupt as anything out here.

1863 days ago
207.

hnnnasdf    

AS MUCH AS I DISLIKE ALL THAT CHRIS STANDS FOR, AT LEAST HE PLEADED GUILTY AND SAVED THE JUSTICE SYSTEM THE TIME AND MONEY. IF ONLY PHIL SPECTOR WOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME.

1863 days ago
208.

hnnnasdf    

273. um, hi, chris can't act. all he can do is hit and punch and slap and beat and stab and bite and shoot and bang.

1863 days ago
209.

hnnnasdf    

parents need to make sure that if they give $$$ to their daughters, that they not spend it on chris brown music or stuff. they need to make their daughters sign a contract abiding to this, and if they violate it, then lock their daughters in their rooms until they realize that they have more worth than being beat. PARENTS, HOW DARE YOUR HARD EARNED DOLLARS GO TO A CONVICTED FELON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1863 days ago
210.

Orion    

If the judge really wanted to teach them a lesson. She should have gotten them MARRIED! That way they would have been forced to listen to each other's singing till death do they part..Now that would have been CRUEL and UNUSUAL punishment, if not TORTURE. (Aggghhh!)

1863 days ago
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