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Chris Brown narrowly escapes jail in L.A., still faces charges in D.C.

Chris Brown narrowly escaped being thrown in jail Monday when he appeared in Los Angeles for a hearing. Chris went before the judge in his Rihanna beating case to determine whether his alleged assault on a guy in Washington D.C. last October was a violation of his probation.

Chris Brown arrives at an L.A. courthouse Monday for a hearing on whether his D.C. assault case should revoke his probation in his Rihanna case.
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L.A. prosecutors definitely feel it was, as they asked the judge to jail Brown immediately, according to TMZ on Feb. 3. They say, "Brown's violent behavior continues to increase in severity and frequency", and he poses, "an increasing danger to society."

Chris, 24, appeared for a hearing on the D.C. assault case, in which he's accused of beating up a man last October outside a hotel in the nation's capital.

Chris Brown ordered to keep taking psychotropic drugs.

Ultimately his judge in the 2009 Rihanna assault case will determine whether Brown violated his probation by allegedly committing that assault.

Last month Brown rejected an offer by D.C. prosecutors to reduce the charge from misdemeanor assault, which carries a more severe penalty, to a simple assault if Chris copped to a guilty plea.

On Monday prosecutors pleaded with the judge to throw the singer in jail immediately, and set a probation violation hearing for a later date. They believe there's enough probable cause to prove Brown's guilt.

The L.A. district attorney's office apparently made their claims based on a review of the D.C. case, by interviewing witnesses and examining the evidence collected so far.

Thankfully for Chris however, the judge ruled yesterday that he'd be better off for now finishing out his 90-day anger management rehab stint rather than being thrown behind bars.

No doubt being locked up wouldn't make Chris Brown any less angry.

Stay tuned!

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