"I would expect Chris would be out of jail before the
weekend's up or Monday," attorney Mark Geragos told reporters
after the hearing in which Brown was brought in shackled and
wearing an over-sized orange prison suit.
By admitting in L.A. to wrongdoing in a Washington DC
misdemeanor assault case, the 25-year-old avoided possible
punishment of up to four years in jail and brought closure to a
year of legal wrangling that included stints in rehab.
But Brown must still resolve his Washington DC case. He was
arrested in the U.S. capital last year for allegedly punching
and breaking the nose of a man who jumped into a photo being
taken of the singer and two fans.
His Washington trial has been delayed, but Geragos said he
expects the L.A. sentencing to lead to a resolution of the case
The singer has been held in L.A. County's prison in downtown and
his release will be determined by the County Sheriff's
department, which typically springs inmates in similar cases
after a couple of days.
Brown must also undergo therapy and random drug testing as part
of his sentence from Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James
Brandlin, who said he took into account an undiagnosed mental
illness and the singer's young age when he assaulted Rihanna on
the eve of the 2009 Grammy Awards.
Brown's probation was reinstated Friday and is expected to end
in January 2015. He must also complete the 1,000 hours of
community service he was sentenced in August last year after
prosecutors accused him of cutting corners on the work.
Brown made his mark in the music world as a teenager and,
despite several brushes with the law, has been able to bounce
back professionally after beating up his world-famous
(Editing by Mary Milliken and Diane Craft)
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