Judge Gives Chris Brown a Year in Jail

But he could be out in a week, TMZ says

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted May 9, 2014 6:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – A judge sentenced Chris Brown today to a year in jail, but that may end up being just four months—or 6 days—or whatever. In a Los Angeles courtroom, Brown admitted to violating his probation by getting in a fight in Washington, DC, so the judge gave him a one-year sentence, TMZ reports. But subtract 116 days for Brown's time in rehab and 59 more for his days in jail, and you get 131 days. Then consider his 2 days' credit for each day jailed, and the LA County Sheriff's Dept thing for reducing year-long sentences to 240 days, and you may just get ... a 6-day sentence.

Brown still needs to attend therapy sessions twice a week, have random drug tests three times a week, and complete his 1,000 hours of community service, the AP reports. And a separate trial for the DC assault is coming up in a couple of months. But the judge said he went somewhat easy on Brown (who could've gotten a 4-year term) because of his previously undiagnosed bipolar disorder and his youth when he assaulted Rihanna back in 2009—the event that triggered his many legal travails.

Chris Brown, left is shown in court with his attorney, Mark Geragos Friday May 9, 2014 in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Paul Buck, POOL)
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