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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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106.

Google-me-bitch!    

so let me get this straight!
TI...jail for BUYING a gun
M.Vic..jail for lettings DOGS fight
Chris brown...scott free for beating up another human being!
go america! land of the free it really is!

1863 days ago
107.

Debbie    

Uh.....he wasn't treated like anyone else who comes through the court. He beats women. He is a bad man. People like that do not change. How dare people blame her.

1863 days ago
108.

Thursday    

He loses his right to vote...

Since that right would be lost...he should have gone to trial...

You should never give up your most basic right without a challenge...

HE BETTER NOT EVER...NEVER EVER...NEVER EVER EVER...fratnize with her ever again...business or no business...

GOOD JOB RIHANNA...you got him!!!

1863 days ago
109.

Unreal    

This is BS but exactly the kind of crap I expected. Hopefully there's a huge Rihanna fan on his work crew that beats him to a bruised, swollen, bloody pulp!

1863 days ago
110.

Cassie    

all ya'll that saying he should go to jail chris brown had so many people say such mean things about him i think he learned his lesson x10.

1863 days ago
111.

donte    

will you people get a grip legal experts are saying this is what he should get this is his first offensive it's done now get over it Rihanna

1863 days ago
112.

hnnnasdf    

HEY CHRIS, I WAS SO LOOKIN FORWARD TO TAPPIN THAT SWEET VA AZZZZZZZZZZZZ.......BUT THAT AYN'T HAPPNIN'

1863 days ago
113.

Dean    

He got off easy.Now that is what I call celebrity justice.

1863 days ago
114.

Larry    

They should have let some badass beat the sh*t out of him and then thrown the sorry SOB in prison to become someone's bitch!

1863 days ago
115.

brian    

Rihanna is a coward for not standing up for herself when given the chance. Way to set an example, 'just roll over and take it'. I won't support their music any of their future music.

1863 days ago
116.

Laticia    

I would rather see him in jail... BUT 'hard labor' is better... If he was in jail, he would only do NOTHING

1863 days ago
117.

chantal    

i can't believe that that woman beater got no jail time!!!! what does that say to the rest of the douchbags out there!!?!?!?!?
I am furious and i can't believe that the lawyers let this happen!!! now woman who are in abusive situation aren't going to charge there spouses becasue nothing will happen but a slap on the wrist!!!
SCORE 1 FOR THE DOUCHBAGS!!!!!!!
CHRIS BROWN IS A LOSER!!!!

1863 days ago
118.

Marie    

LOL @ THE HATERS DIEING AHAHAHAHA

1863 days ago
119.

torn2pieces    

Imagine that? I think we all saw that coming.

1863 days ago
120.

Kanaia    

If this had been any other guy particularly a minority and who did have money he would have got some jail time! What a joke! But at least is a convicted felon.

1863 days ago
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