Chris Brown Strikes Deal For Double Felony Charges
Posted on Mon Jun 22, 2009 02:57 PM PDT

browncourt200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Chris Brown has copped a plea in his felony assault case stemming from his alleged beating of his ex-girlfriend Rihanna earlier this year, requiring him to spend 180 days in his home state of Virginia in a domestic violence labor program. He was also give 5 years' probation for the assault charge.

Brown must enroll in a domestic violence counseling program and if he violates the terms of his probation, he could face up to 4 years in state prison. Additionally, the judge is enforcing a stay away order in which Brown is not allowed to have contact with Rihanna and he cannot come within 50 yards of her. When the two are at industry events, this distance will be reduced to 10 yards.

Brown left the courtroom at approximately 2:14pm, and Rihanna didn't enter the courtroom until after he left. She wore a black top and pearls, and as soon as the district attorney passed a copy of the protective order to her, she exited the courtroom.

Brown is set to be sentenced on August 5 at 1:45 pm, and is currently free on bond.

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