Chris Brown caught a break Friday in an L.A. courtroom when the judge in his case decided not to throw the book at him and send him back to jail, and reinstated his probation. Chris was sentenced to another 1,000 hours of community service however, and was not given any credit for any community labor he may have performed previously in his home state of Virginia. "Think of it like a do-over", TMZ wrote on Aug. 16, since Brown had claimed he completed 180 days (1,440 hours) of service and fulfilled his sentence.
Chris Brown, 24, caught his first break Thursday, when a judge dismissed his hit-and-run charges from an auto accident in May. Click here to read more about that case.
The Los Angeles County D.A. accused Brown of "fudging" his records. In one particular incidence, the D.A. said Chris claimed he was picking up trash in Virginia, when flight records showed he was on a private jet to Cancun.
Chris has discounted the discrepancies in the past to clerical mistakes. The Daily News couldn't resist noting how Brown likes to paint and sing about graffiti, and soon he could be scrubbing it from places throughout Los Angeles.
That's because Chris can choose between freeway trash removal, beach clean-up, maintenance and janitorial work for the county probation department, or graffiti removal.
Also, unlike last time when the judge allowed Chris to complete his labor in his home state of Virginia, the judge Friday ordered that Chris' service must be supervised by L.A. County officials.
Brown, who was said to not look very happy in court, must also report to a probation officer within the next 48 hours.
Chris should be happy though, he could have been thrown behind bars for up to four years.