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Chris Brown

I Didn't Confess to the D.C. Assault

5/10/2014 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0510-chris-brown-mark-geragos-tmz-01Chris Brown did NOT admit he assaulted the alleged victim in his D.C. criminal trial.

Mark Geragos Tells TMZ ... when Brown admitted to a probation violation Friday in the Rihanna case ... it did NOT constitute a confession in his assault case. Geragos says all Brown did was admit he violated probation in D.C. -- he was not more specific. 

Geragos tells us ... HE -- not Chris -- conceded there was a factual basis to conclude his client violated probation based on the police report.

What's more, Geragos says there's no way the D.C. prosecutor could use Brown's admission as a confession, because the standard of proof in a criminal case is much higher than in a probation hearing. 

Geragos says he merely told the Rihanna judge it's "more likely than not" that Chris screwed up in D.C.  In a criminal trial, the prosecutor must show Chris screwed up beyond a reasonable doubt.

As we reported ... even though Chris was ordered to serve another 131 days behind bars for the probation violation ... with time served and jail overcrowding, he could get out in a matter of days.

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Dog And Pony    

Now, come on Chris. Get your story straight.

Don't tell me. Now you are a victim? You're a felon, that's what you are. Play the thug game and live the thug life, including the thug consequences.

Enjoy your stay at the Gray Bar Inn.

168 days ago
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hotpad    

Who needs guilty pleas when you have witnesses

168 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

Dude's going to reign when the X album comes out. Whether you like him or not it's going to be #1. Talent + hard work = money. Self-made. Respect.

168 days ago
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keylamonster    

Keep your head up chris! #freebreezy #freechrisbrown #prayforchrisbrown

168 days ago
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FREEDOM    

BEATING ON A WOMEN IS JAIL TIME.

168 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

His probation violation was also getting kicked out of rehab? Remember that TMZ? You reported that. Can't be convicted of a probation violation for a crime you haven't been tried for yet! You guys really are idiots at TMZ. Every day you guys make me laugh with how dumb you are. It's fun to read tho

168 days ago
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FREEDOM    

DO THE CRIME DO THE TIME. ITS QUITE CLEAR THIS IS THE REAL TRUTH.

168 days ago
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FREEDOM    

YOU CAN'T FIGHT THE LAW!!!!

168 days ago
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01void    

Chris big bubba says tell your lawyer not to worry now bend over give em a smile

168 days ago
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FREEDOM    

NO WOMEN DESRVES THERE AZZ KICKED!!

168 days ago
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FREEDOM    

JAIL BIRD!

168 days ago
12.

MILK    

look at his face, we can tell that Bubba visited his little paradise

168 days ago
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Barbara    

Lawyers and the court juggling around with the facts and the truth.

168 days ago
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Sascatchulokino    

I hope the him and his lawyer get shanked right up the ass!!!

168 days ago
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Kristinajp    

I am just happy that he is finally paying for what he did to Rhianna....period. I think anyone that looks like that the person who caused it should get a mandatory 6 months in jail. They might think twice before laying a hand on a woman.

168 days ago
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