Bobby Brown was sentenced on Friday (February 27) to 60 days in jail for violating probation.
Brown, 35, spent the past week in Georgia's DeKalb County Jail without bond (see "Bobby Brown Back In Jail") and was escorted back to jail following the sentencing hearing to serve the rest of his time.
Judge Wayne Purdom found the singer to be in violation of several conditions of his two-year probation — the result of a drunken driving conviction in January 2003 (see "Bobby Brown Gets Eight-Day Sentence For Drunk Driving") — including refusal to submit to a drug test, failure to pay his court-supervision fees in a timely manner and failure to provide proof that he completed his substance-abuse rehabilitation program.
Because Brown was able to prove that, of those charges, he had paid $105 in fees, attended counseling and completed community service obligations, Purdom cut his sentence in half, from 120 to 60 days, New York's Newsday reported.
Brown also faces a misdemeanor battery charge for allegedly hitting his wife, Whitney Houston, in December (see "Bruised Whitney Houston Calls Police After Alleged Altercation With Bobby Brown"). A preliminary hearing in that case is scheduled for May 5.