Chris Brown before a Los Angeles Superior Court judge
Los Angeles, California – 05.03.09
* BROWN GRANTED CONTINUANCE
CHRIS BROWN will have to wait another month to hear if he faces jail time for allegedly beating girlfriend RIHANNA.
Appearing briefly in court in Los Angeles for an arraignment hearing on Thursday (05Mar09), Brown and his attorney Mark Geragos were granted a continuance to 6 April (09).
Reports suggest Geragos is keen to strike a plea deal with prosecutors to keep his client out of jail.
Brown has been charged with two felonies over his alleged fight with girlfriend Rihanna a month ago (08Feb09), which left the Umbrella singer battered and bruised and in need of medical attention.
The Kiss Kiss singer, who arrived at court in a black SUV, stood silently as the judge granted the delay and ordered Brown not to “annoy, harass, molest, threaten or use force or violence against anyone.”
The judge also enquired whether Brown is to be banned from contacting Rihanna, but the star’s lawyer, Geragos, stepped in, adding, “Miss Fenty (Rihanna) does not request this type of order.”
Brown faces four years behind bars if he’s convicted of assaulting his girlfriend. (KL/WNWC&WN/LR)