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Chris Brown

Prosecutors IGNORE Hit-and-Run Victim's Wish To Drop Case

8/15/2013 9:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Brown is in a weird legal predicament in his hit-and-run case this morning -- the victim doesn't want him prosecuted, but we've learned the L.A. City Attorney is going full throttle to nail the singer.

As TMZ reported  ... Chris was in a very minor fender bender and left the scene without providing the victim with a California license and other documentation.  The City Attorney filed hit-and-run charges, but the victim then told us she DIDN'T want any money because the damage was so minor and DIDN'T want Brown prosecuted.

The City Attorney still pressed on because the victim hadn't told prosecutors what she told TMZ.  But we've learned on Wednesday prosecutors met with her lawyer, who told them his client wanted the case dropped and didn't want any money.

The case is in court at 10 AM PT and we've learned the City Attorney will still object to a dismissal -- in other words, they want to prosecute Brown for hit-and-run. 

The judge could ignore the City Attorney and dismiss the case.

One final, weird thing.  During the last hearing in the case, we've learned a honcho from the L.A. County D.A.'s Office sat in the peanut gallery.  We're told the D.A. is interested in the case because if Chris is prosecuted it could trigger a probation violation in the Rihanna case.

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1.

Dickeydoo    

Great pic!

437 days ago
2.

OG    

Good. He's a skum bagg!

437 days ago
3.

mick    

Hey TMZ, Chris Brown is NOT a rapper.

437 days ago
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Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

"If it's Brown, flush it down."

437 days ago
5.

Bean    

We can all hope. His ego's a little to big for his britches!

437 days ago
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Wedo    

Good. Lock him up for probation violation!

437 days ago
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nh    

Doesn't matter what the victim wants -- the damage to her car and her wish not to inconvenience Chris Brown is beside the point. Hit and run, leaving the scene of an accident without providing your information, is a separate crime. Nothing to do with her wishes.

437 days ago
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MikeL    

Great news. I hope the judge doesn't dismiss.

437 days ago
9.

jmk    

Not a Chris Brown fan, but this seems like really petty BS.

437 days ago
10.

Curtis    

The prosecutors are trying to throw another black man in jail. Leave him alone he works.

437 days ago
11.

Aenwyn    

Sorry your name's not Lindsay Lohan, Chris Brown.

437 days ago
12.

Obamais still aracist    

I hope he gets beaten and raped by all the s***bags in jail.

437 days ago
13.

VICKY    

LOS ANGELES D.A. OFFICE.....If u are reading this, nail this brother to the wall! He has gotten away with way too much in the past. He will continue to act like a idiot thug until he does some time where he will see reality up close. Nothing else will teach this arrogant
a-hole anything until he has to pay for breaking the law too many times.

437 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Poor Chris! everyone is so mean to him. Boooohoooo!

437 days ago
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renae    

I'm still confused, TMZ said that the OTHER charges (driving without a valid license and no proof of insurance) were dropped in a post weeks ago. But he's still charged with a hit and run? Did he still "flee the scene" even though TMZ also produced video of him with the victim, talking and exchanging something after the accident? There must be some ability to continue to prosecute but I'm still confused.

437 days ago
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