It appears that many fans are forgiving Chris Brown for his transgressions, but the Los Angeles District Attorney isn't ready to let them. The singer may face up to four years in jail.
The D.A. filed legal documents Monday (July 15) with the judge who ruled over Brown's 2009 conviction seeking to revoke the R&B star's probation. He claims that Brown broke the law "willfully and unlawfully" during a hit-and-run incident in May 2013.
Brown received a sentence of five years' probation after he assaulted musician and then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. The D.A. is pursuing him for a violation after he reportedly left the scene of a car accident in May without providing a California driver's license and insurance information to the other driver.
I did everything I was suppose to do during the so called hit n run, I provided the correct info. There were no injuries or damages. C'mon!!— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) July 15, 2013
Meanwhile, Brown has insisted upon his innocence, or at least complicity, in the accident, since news first broke. On June 25, Brown tweeted "It's not a hit and run if u get out the car, exchange information (who has NO DAMAGE to either cars).This is really ridiculous." A few minutes later, he suggested that the other driver was being opportunistic: "She contacted the cops thinking of a payday from Chris Brown when I followed the proper procedures," he tweeted.
Love you Team Breezy. I hope people can actually see the truth.— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) July 15, 2013
Earlier today, TMZ reported that even the other driver's lawyer will make a court appearance to support Brown, saying he did in fact provide the correct information. But if lawyers are unsuccessful in demonstrating that he followed the law, Brown may face as much as four years of prison time. Until a hearing on August 18, however, Brown will remain released on his own recognizance.
Monday on Twitter, Brown continued to insist upon his innocence, saying, "I did everything I was suppose to do during the so called hit n run, I provided the correct info. There were no injuries or damages. C'mon!!" He sent a shout-out to his fans, with a note of optimism that he will be exonerated. "Love you Team Breezy. I hope people can actually see the truth."