Chris Brown’s sentencing , scheduled for Wednesday (August 5), has been delayed until August 27. The judge in the case is seeking additional information from the singer’s home state of Virginia on whether it can accommodate mandates included in Brown’s proposed plea deal .
Under the guidelines of the plea reached last month, Brown will be under probation for five years, attend weekly counseling and perform community labor service.
According to The Associated Press, Judge Patricia Schnegg has yet to hear back from officials in Virginia, where Brown is expected to serve out his sentence. Schnegg apparently wants to make sure Brown endures community labor work and not just community service. She made the announcement in court following a brief meeting with a prosecutor and Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, according to the AP.
Previous reports suggested Schnegg wanted Brown to participate in activities such as graffiti removal and roadside cleanup for his community labor service. Community labor service — or community service work, as its known in other states — varies from state to state. According to a rep from a probation office in Brown’s native Virginia, community service work in the county could include labor activity like washing school buses or fire trucks daily or working out of a local library.
Ann Barker, the chief officer at Probation & Parole District 33 office, told MTV News early Wednesday that she was unsure which office Brown would be assigned to for his probation, but if it were her office or any office throughout Virginia, officials would do their best to “try to enforce the order of another state.”