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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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241.

Shae'    

Im a little upset that she didn't testify because she knew that she would have to tell everybody what SHE DID to him and she would be ridicule just like he has been for the last 4 months. Don't get me wrong, I love Chris and I'm glad he is doing community service and he wanted to get this thing over and done with but I believe her testimony would have not only dropped the case but everybody would know that she started it and she should be the one on trial not him. But I don't think its over just yet. People like Oprah and Barabra W. are gonna be payin out the azz to get one of them to speak about what happen that night. Of course RiHOEna isn't gonna do it because she already told Oprah to mind her business and she don't want nobody to know tha she isn't really the victim. She is playing the WORLD right now like a fool and poor Chris has to suck it up and do his 6 months. But its okay, I guarnatee that her career is MARKED. None of his fans are gonna let her get away with this. His album, GUARNATEED, is gonna blow her out the water and nobody is gonna look out for hers. She might as well take a permante vacation because her career is a wrap......GET IT TOGETHER CHRIS AND COME BACK STRONG BABY!!!!

1892 days ago
242.

Michael Madsen    

Posted at 1:02AM on Jun 23rd 2009 by speak da truth

I hate you.

1892 days ago
243.

Michael Madsen    

SO, to all the Haters...Chris Brown Haters, Rihanna Haters, Mark Geragos Haters, Legal System Haters...go on and do what you do (HATIN'), but find someone else to hate on...this case is a wrap.

Posted at 1:02AM on Jun 23rd 2009 by speak da truth

I hate you.

1892 days ago
244.

Michael Jackson's Voice    

You haters are so stupid and deaf! He got 180 days hard labor... picking up trash or graffiti clean up what ever the state of Virginia decides for him to do... AS HE RESIDES THERE!!! And he has 5 years of probation and ANGER MANAGEMENT!!! Thats exactly what Judge Judy said she would have given him over 5 months ago and thats what he did get... He had a clean record until now.... Too bad for all you dumb HATERS because thats all you are is just HATERS!!! All the Chris BrownTRUE FANS ARE CELEBRATING!!!! HA HA BOOH YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
Now go take your hater raciest selves and go sit in the corner where you all belong... AWAY from everyone else!!! And CANT WAIT FOR HIS NEW C.D AND MOVIE I WILL be one of the first in line for both.... GOOOOOOOOOO C.B. All Day EVERY DAY!!!! And arent you haters ever satisified?? He owned up to the altercation... in court... Oh I forgot you all ARE STUPID!!!!!

1892 days ago
245.

What i think    

Celebrity treatment was utilized, nothing new about this. Chirs Brown gotta slap on the hand. What were we all expecting ..... for him to serve time behind bars would've been a miracle !! I knew he wasn't gonna serve time, I just won some money on this !!

1892 days ago
246.

Corey Feldman is the king of douche Bags!    

Chris Brown What an ASS CLOWN!!!

1892 days ago
247.

Yep    

He is the next "bobby brown"

1892 days ago
248.

snickers    

Next will be TMZ posting photog surveillance of Brown picking up roadside trash. This story will never end.

1892 days ago
249.

uhHuh    

HE DID THE RIGHT THING BY ADMISSION. I HAVE A RENEWED RESPECT FOR HIM (NOT MUCH BUT HE IS A KID) AFTER PUSHING BOYCOTTS. AT LEAST HE ADMITS IT NOW I WANNA SEE HIM SHOW IT BY PROMOTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AS A PUNK OUT AND ENCOURAGE ANGER MANAGEMENT TO THOSE WHO ROLL THAT WAY.
NOT TO MENTION : GOOD CAREER MOVE CHRIS.

1892 days ago
250.

Trond    

I don't think everyone who votes on "Celebrity Justice?" understands the question.

1892 days ago
251.

Wow haha    

The one thing I can't stand about adults is everytime something happens that they think is wrong, they believe they are "sending a message" to teens. You aren't sending a message to anybody because we can think for ourselves. Between adults like that and psychologists who bunch us up into a group that is seen as irrational, ignorant, and simple-minded, I am so annoyed it's not even funny. Adults have their opinions and we have ours, it's not going to change because of the result of this case. Most teens said that Rihanna started the fight because if you look at the facts, she was the one most likely to do so. She was the only one with a history of violence, a well-known explosive temper, witnesses have seen her hit him on many occasions, and though most gossip sites did not print it, officials said that she admitted to hitting him first after reading a text and he eventually hit her back.Then adults say "oh a real man wouldn't hit a woman"; well he would if he was smart. We are all American citizens, all EQUAL with the same rights, including those to self-defense. A man shouldn't be expected to be any higher than a woman when it comes to self-control. Now, when you're generation dies out, that old out-dated belief of "a man can't hit a female no matter what" will go with it. Teens nowadays understand that if you hit somebody, you can't think that you won't get hit back.

1892 days ago
252.

Wow haha    

The Truth, read please, it's five years probation. He has 180 days of community service.

1892 days ago
253.

londongirl    

lol am wondering if chris ASKED the judge for the stay away order cos rihanna sure didnt want it herself lol i think its the best thing cuda happened to him , some1 keeping her away ! and people are never satisfied... they act so concerned that hes got anger issues but wud rather have him sat in a jail cell not getting help for them...everyone who works in the legal world say its a fair sentence and they shud know better than us lot, hes never been in trouble before. in the UK he proably wudnt have ever got charged it wud have been probably treated as a domestic lol she obviously hates the thought of having to stay away from him you could see it on her face. am glad its over they can get on with their lives now IF people will just let them.

1892 days ago
254.

illdawg70    

that's some bull! letta brotha like me hit up on a female like this kid did, they will lock my ass up so tha other inmates could use me like their own personal *%#@ doll.

1892 days ago
255.

Fred    

We all know that his celebrity status means they will let him do his community labor out of sight at a desk. The judge said she wanted him treated like any other person but agreed to his doing the "labor" in another state thus the terms are not enforceable by California.

The real fault lies at the feet of the prosecuitor and city attorney for allowing this plea. Los Angeles is a city run by a gang not elected officials. Non violent offenses get jail time and violent criminals walk.

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