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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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271.

Google-me-bitch!    


#333...u shud kill yourself.

and really...all chris needs to do within 5 years is run over an
animal..he'ld be jailed 4 that!!
can't wait

1892 days ago
272.

OH Boy    

Good for Chris Brown. He went in to court like a man and did not take her through any unneccesary trial. He's showing matrurity and that he really just made a serious mistake. I do believe Rihanna was also at fault but I applaud him to taking full responsibility in the matter. His sentence was in line with first offenders and that is good. Most of you want to see him in jail because he is a celebrity but the Judge did a good thing here.

1892 days ago
273.

Take Heed    

"Justice" is done. He doesn't deserve jail time, it was a mutual combat initiated by her. He was wrong as well but they both deserve the blame here. People who can't control their emotions shouldn't be in a relationship. I'm not a fan of either but I feel that Rihanna is trouble. She's not a good girl. She's a trashy whore who has sold her soul to get where she is. He may take the public beat down but he's sooo much better off without her. She would ruin him worse than this eventually. Bless his heart.

1892 days ago
274.

O    

I don't know too much about law but the state brought the charges on Chris Brown which means the state also offered him this deal. And he took it. If this would've went all the way he may have been convicted by the people of California of felony assault. Chris Brown is a pu$$y @$$ b*tch, and I don't know why JayZ or Kanye West haven't said something about this *boy. Then he leaks naked pics of Rihanna trying to f*ck up her career. Because of him she got dumped for doing Vogue (rumor has it). There's a site on twitter Rihanna4Vogue, https://twitter.com/Rihanna4Vogue trying to get her on the cover of Vogue. But anyways. F*CK CHRIS BROWN and F*CK ALL THE DUMB@$$ WOMEN THAT ARE ON HIS SIDE. Those are the same women that probably get their a$$ whipped and call it love. Rihanna did NOT deserve that beating to her face even if she said something about him texting another girl. Everybody tried to say that Rihanna was needy and always under her and always reporting to him thinking that she was obsessive. But that's how abusive men want it. So when it came out that he beat her like that, and we know that's not the first time it makes sense that she was always *in her place.

1892 days ago
275.

huh?    

I don't care if her first hit was only one-tenth the strength of what she got from him. You don't hit anyone--she should've been charged, as well. I see a double standard here: a woman can hit a guy but a guy can never hit a woman. How about everyone just keep their hands to themselves? I have no respect for either of them.

1892 days ago
276.

wonderwoman    

JUSTICE IS NOT FAIR.. THEY BOTH SHOULD HAVE BEEN CHARGED.. SHE IS JAELOUS AND MANIPULATIVE.. DID YOU SEE HER SMIRK WHEN SHE WAS LEAVING?

SET AN EXAMPLE FOR ALL.

DAG FOOTBALLPLAYER KILLS A PEDESTRIAN WHILE DRUNK GETS 30 DAYS... CHRIS BROWN RETALIATES AND GETS 5 YEARS PROBATION

I AM SO GLAD THEY MADE HIM HAVE TO STAY AWYA BUT IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN BOTH WAYS. IF SHE GOES NEAR HIM SHE CAN BE ARRESTED OR PROBATIONLIFTEDB/C IF SHE GETS MAD SHE COUDL STALK HIM THEN CALL POLICE AND HE ENDS UP IN JAIL..

IT ALL MAKES HER COMEOUT ROSEY.. AND WE KNOW HOW THEY DO WITHMAKING ONE SIDED STORIES AND COVER IT UP QUCKLY..

HE IDID RIGHT BY HER BY TAKING THE BLAME AND NOT MAKING HER GO UP ON THE STAND AND TELL THE TRUUTH ABOTU WHAT SHE DID AND WHY IT ALL WENT DOWN. HE SHOULD LEAVE HER ALONE PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


HELL WE STILL HAVE NOT HEARD WORD ONWHO LEKED TH PHOTOS.. WHY SHE DON'T HAVE THAT INVESTIAGTED.. SHE HAS HAD SOMANY PHOTOS LAKED THIS YEAR... SHE IS NOMYSTERY NOW.

1892 days ago
277.

rbrown    

You people are so stupid. A person pleads guilty for a lot of reasons. One is to AVOID EMBARRASSMENT! For the accused & victim. That said, he didn't deserve jail time for finishing a FIGHT she started. I bet if your son had a girlfiend hittng ,scatching, biting & bruising him, you'd be pissed & want her ass whipped too. He is NOT a punk, it was a FIGHT! Like one poster said earlier, wait till pictures of his face surface from that night. Guys you are Not a PUNK if you walk away , but in this day & age with all the crazy folk out here you are well within you right to defend yourself. I don't care how small she is , if you bring your behind to a fight like a man , than get your butt kicked like a man. If this was 2 guys fighting ,nothing would have been sais!

1892 days ago
278.

wonderwoman    

because they covered up everything for ri-ri and are faking about it folsk will be leary of Ri-Ri ... black folks won't trust her.

It is different when you hear the whole story and not just photos and media by the white man.

1892 days ago
279.

Mom of Seventeen Boy    

She should have been ordered into Anger Management and community service too!!! Afterall she was the one who attacked him. They are both crazy and out of control. I bet you look into past relationships and you will find old flames who were battered by both of them!!!

1892 days ago
280.

Diva    

This is actually a pretty standard sentence for a first time felon. Of course, I bet his probation officer will be stepping a lot more lightly than with his/her every day, non-famous cases. P O's can make your life miserable, believe me.

1892 days ago
281.

Miss Sina    

I feel bad for the both of them. I don't feel that she is innocent. she is a devil in disguise. Keep ya head up Chris.

1892 days ago
282.

stela    

thats complete crap! he should have gotten jail time because yes chris brown you are a monster!

1892 days ago
283.

IJustCantBelieveIt    

Thank the lord this is over!

I am really happy this is the punishment. Chris is one lucky fellow and this is the best moment of my life knowing he will not be gone for 5 years. He BETTER not mess this up. I'm glad he got a punishment so he could learn his lesson but it wasn't too severe. Good job. However,I don't know why CNN reported that he had to spend 180 days in jail?Here it says no jail time.?Mmmm. Thank goodness he can finally stay away from the idiot bitch Rihanna. That order should have been issued along time ago.

It doesn't matter what the haters say,Chris' music will still be enjoyed by all his fans and his advocates have the last laugh.

And think about it,why would you throw away a first offender in prison for five years for hitting someone who healed within a week and got back with them after?

1892 days ago
284.

IJustCantBelieveIt    

To the people who are opposing this whole punishment especially some chick who says it sends a message to his girl fans and about how rich people get away with everything......

The lesson is,if a man abuses you and you go right back to him proving he isn't that bad of a guy, chances are you are not gonna get your way with the law.If you wanted him in jail or away from you then you have the power to do that. Chris is getting another chance which is very fair. If you want to blame anyone for it his light punishment blame Rihanna.

1892 days ago
285.

BB    

Our judicial system needs to be REVAMPED! This loser should have went to jail and had HIS ass kicked like he did to a woman or women most likely.. What a LOSER you are Chris Brown!! I hope your career suffers greatly for the suffering you have imposed on others!

1892 days ago
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