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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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61.

Wendy    

That is such Bulls**t.It will not teach him a lesson and he will probably do the same thing again to some other women.I guess it pays to have money and be a celeb in today's society.

1926 days ago
62.

Cassie    

i new she wasnt going to get on the stand she's a complete joke im not going to support none of her music...

1926 days ago
63.

anna    

omg, celeb un-justice strikes again:



I'd say a few months in jail MINIMUM... TI gets almost a year for buying a gun, but beating a woman senseless gets a: shame on you chris brown, now have fun with your groupies?!?!

1926 days ago
64.

Ken    

So the next time this piece of sh^t, gutless, cowardly, neanderthal, who is so insecure with himself that he has to beat up women only got 180 days probation? What happens when he kills his next girlfriend?

1926 days ago
65.

barb    

UNFREAKING BELIEVABLE. The bastard beats a woman and gets set free. Always money money money

1926 days ago
66.

ashley    

#30

he's from virginia

that's where he'll have to do the work

1926 days ago
67.

Winnie    

I hope Rihanna feels proud of herself. She just let Chris get away with beating the hell out of her.
The country now has a new OJ Simpson-future murderer on the loose. All because she wants to move on
and be a superstar again. What a lousy excuse for a woman she is. If she didn't feel shame before she
sure should now. Rihanna and Chris are both hopeless.

1926 days ago
68.

nanp    

he deserves more than this spanking.

1926 days ago
69.

AGip    

Now let me go do the same thing and see if I get the same punishment. Total BS!

1926 days ago
70.

Well    

He copped a plea. Hmm I figure, they both were wrong but he knew a guy couldn't win so he takes the fall and she allows it to get it over with? I am guessing here but I don't think he copped a plea because he really felt he was guilty. Sounds like they both wanted it over with.

1926 days ago
71.

loving RiRi    

COME ON GUYS--DID YOU REALLY THINK HE WAS GOING TO JAIL? IT'S HIS FIRST OFFENSE....THE PLEA DEAL FITS...NOW WE CAN MOVE ON!!!

1926 days ago
72.

Mr. A    

That is B.S! This should have set an example for those who like to punch the lights out of women. Oh Well I thought I saw Chris Brown leaving the courthouse in a White Ford Bronco.

1926 days ago
73.

lilkunta    

Is there a secret entrance to the court? How come we aint c Ri enter the court? Nor Chris' family?

So we wont hear Ri's testimony nor c the other pics....man !

1926 days ago
74.

Tommy D    

I guess you could say he "beat" the system.

1926 days ago
75.

Shay    

California is such a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1926 days ago
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