Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Will Chris Brown's Sentence Affect his Career?
He was right to take a plea. If he hadn't Rihanna's testamony would be very detrimental to him. Chris BrownBrown entered his plea before a preliminary hearing was scheduled to start in Los Angeles on Monday. Rihanna had been on standby to testify.
As reported by People Magazine, after Brown left the courtroom, Rihanna was addressed by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg, who explained to the Barbados-born singer that she had issued a stay-away order, requiring Brown and Rihanna stay at least 50 yards from each, except at industry events when the distance is reduced to 10 yards.
Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, said the plea deal includes five years of supervised probation and six months of community labor. Brown will be formally sentenced on Aug. 5.
The labor includes possible graffitti cleaning or roadside pickup.
This is usually the sentence for someone who is a first time offender.
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