Chris Brown Hopes Plea Will Avoid Jail Time
Posted on Mon Mar 9, 2009 10:00 AM PDT

Chris Brown BrownPleaDeal200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Chris Brown would be willing to accept a misdemeanor plea deal if it meant the R&B singer would avoid jail time, sources tell TMZ.

Brown's attorneys believe that because Rihanna allegedly struck Brown first, a misdemeanor charge is more appropriate than a felony.

However, because Brown suffered no apparent injuries and had apparently been violent in the past, prosecutors may be unwilling to agree to a lesser charge.

Additionally, TMZ reports that Brown may have admitted to the violence in a text message in a text he sent as an apology.

Brown is scheduled back in court on April 6th.