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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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31.

vladandlilith    

WTF????? How can he beat the hell out of her and basically get away with it. "Work diversion" is NOTHING!!! Some one please straighten him out...

1898 days ago
32.

Octowelfaremom    

So he doesn't have to spend time in the slammer?

1898 days ago
33.

Chris Brown Lover    

Omg, Poor Chris :(
i do love him even though he beat up a girl.
i hate rihanne :)

1898 days ago
34.

RIRI FOR LIFE    

We are here for you RiRi...I bet she looked hella sexy in her all black!

RiRi for life

screw Chris Breezy...he sucks butt

1898 days ago
35.

sam    

how disgusting!!!!

1898 days ago
36.

MG    

Now that its over Chris you can come to the Golden Acorn Casino anytime and Ill comp you dinner and whatever you need!!! You are a GOOD MAN!!!

1898 days ago
37.

Leilani    

so he's gonna clean up after women who are victim's of abuse? like at a shelter? that'd be awesome if he could see how badly abuse disrupts lives of women and kids.

1898 days ago
38.

Please...    

BS. 5 yrs probation for a felony assault.. Only in LA.

1898 days ago
39.

puhleez    

5 years probation is kinda good... means if he effs up at all, he'll be tossed in the slammer. but he def. deserves jail time. Ugh, he's such trash.

1898 days ago
40.

Jenny    

Ok, I dont think anyone got off here. Rihana's life is already messed up from all that she went through no need to distroy another young persons life. I hope Chris stay away from Thug company and drama or else he will diserve to be sent to jail. Rihanna stood up for women by simply walking away from her abuser..most women stay and some even loose their lives-she set an example by walking away and not looking back! I hope they both learn from this.

1898 days ago
41.

who dat    

Wow a whole 180 days probation. Hope that doesn't cramp his (woman beatin) style.

1898 days ago
42.

coolbeans    

That's just gross

1898 days ago
43.

Lisa    

I am so wondering why they didn't make Rihanna take the stand? I see why they were saying that Chris was upset and held his head down. Poor fellow, now we will never know what really happened. But I do believe that Rihanna hit him first. I am praying for you Chris

1898 days ago
44.

Kira    

He beats a girl and get's probation, nice.

1898 days ago
45.

mamadog7    

STUPID MAN! I knew he was going to "get away with it" Beating her up like that...he needs to be and should be In jail!!!

1898 days ago
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