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

(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.
 

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