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Chris Brown

Charged with

Hit-and-Run

6/25/2013 10:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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UPDATE

11:09 AM PT
-- Chris just tweeted in response to the charges, writing, "It's not a hit and run if u get out the car, exchange information (who has NO DAMAGE to either cars). This is really ridiculous." He also just changed his profile picture to the girl's car he allegedly hit.

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Chris Brown
has been charged with criminal hit-and-run ... TMZ has learned. 

We've learned the L.A. City Attorney has filed 2 criminal charges against Brown, in connection with a minor accident last month where Chris rear-ended a Mercedes and allegedly refused to fork over his driver's license number and gave bogus insurance info and then left the scene.

The City Attorney has charged Chris with hit-and-run -- for leaving the scene without exchanging proper information.  He's also been charged with the crime of driving without a valid license.  The crimes are punishable by a maximum of 6 months in jail for each offense.

We've also learned the City Attorney will refer the matter to the L.A. County D.A. for a possible probation violation in the Rihanna beating case.  Worst case scenario -- if the judge in that case concludes Chris broke the law and thereby violated his probation, he could be sentenced to prison for 4 years.

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46.

Blackpower    

Well at least his album sales will go up

430 days ago
47.

TheMarshmallowMan    

Oh boy

430 days ago
48.

Michael    

Stop getting our hopes up with these stories!!!!

430 days ago
49.

Shaken not stirred    

Oh c'mon TMZ... 4 years in jail? Stop getting us all excited for nothing. You know, as well as we do, that he won't go to jail. Just like the rest "of them", he will continue to get away with all of the crap he pulls.....

430 days ago
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Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Oh let me guess: He'll sign a few autographs down at the courthouse, and all the charges will be dropped....

430 days ago
51.

Wow ...    

Ohhh, if only the judge would send him to jail.

430 days ago
52.

janet    

Keep laughing.

430 days ago
53.

JB    

Please let this be accurate, and that it holds up with the somewhat flimsy California Celebrity judicial system!!

430 days ago
54.

Laura    

Not in L.A.--Chris won't go to jail in L.A. It's all talk. That attorney Mark Geragos has his hands full with Chris and Scotty Pippen!

430 days ago
55.

hud009     

Do not believe everything you see on TMZ concerning Chris...they have a thing for him

430 days ago
56.

Brien    

Ha ha, Chris is going to jail. The po-po don't take very kindly to hit and run in California.

430 days ago
57.

cindybmomof3    

Geez hit and running again ha? Hope Rhianna isn't hurt too bad this time. . . Lmao o my bad it was with a vehicle this time.

430 days ago
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xrodriguez    

riri are u gonna go back with hin now?

430 days ago
59.

beachkid    

I hope they lock his butt up in jail and throw away the key.

430 days ago
60.

cb1234    

If convicted, Brown faces up to 6 months in jail http://snip.ps/HitAndRun

430 days ago
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