Chris Brown Gets Six Months Community Labor, Five Years Probation

By: Celebuzz / August 25, 2009

Singer Chris Brown was sentenced to six months community labor on Tuesday, after pleading guilty to beating his ex-girlfriend Rihanna earlier this year, TMZ reports.

Judge Patricia Schnegg further placed Brown on five years felony probation, during which time he must obey all laws.  Brown will be allowed to serve his sentence in his home state of Virginia, as he wished, but must keep in touch with the Probation Department and is subject to search and seizure during his probation period. He is also prohibited from owning dangerous weapons such as gunsor knives for the next five years.

The judge has also issued a protective order banning Brown from harassing, assaulting or threatening Rihanna. The order deems that Brown must stay 100 yards away from her at all times, unless there is an entertainment-related event they are both obligated to attend, in which case he must remain 10 yards away.

Brown is also ordered to pay $2,500 in restitution, $2,500 in probation fees, and $400 to a domestic violence fund. 

According to Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, Brown will be serving his community service with Commonwealth Catholic Charities, where he will also attend a 52-week domestic-violence program.

Let us know in the comments section: Do you think this is adequate punishment for Chris Brown?