Chris Brown’s Probation from 2009 Rihanna Assault Case Comes to an End
Chris Brown is off probation.
On Friday (March 20, 2015), a judge ended Brown’s probation and closed his assault case filed over his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna.
Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin determined that Brown, 25, completed all of his required community service hours, and declared the felony case closed.
Furthermore, he determined that Brown was not in violation of his parole for his January trip to San Jose (for which he failed to get permission).
It’s been six years since his brutal assault on Rihanna just hours before the Grammy’s in a rented Lamborghini, and his former squeaky clean image has been all but tarnished.
But at least he can now put his legal troubles behind him. This now means it’s the first time since mid-2009 that Brown will no longer be under the courts supervision or that of probation officials.
Brown took to Twitter to express his thanks:
Hopefully this is my last day in court….. Pray for me…
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) March 20, 2015
IM OFF PROBATION!!!!!!!! Thank the Lord!!!!!! — Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) March 20, 2015
Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos commented, “He is in a spot right now and a place right now that I couldn’t be prouder of him.” He also said Friday’s hearing was “a monumental feat for him.”
Brown pled guilty to felony assault and while he didn’t spend any time in jail at the time of the assault, he was sentenced six months of community labor, a yearlong domestic-violence course and five years’ probation.
He did do some jail time last year for violating his probation.