Chris Brown faces two charges of criminal hit-and-run stemming from an accident the singer was involved in last month. Brown faces four years in prison if a judge deems that he violated his probation.
Chris Brown has been charged with criminal hit-and-run, according to TMZ.com. The Los Angeles City Attorney has filed two criminal charges against Brown stemming from an incident last month where Brown rear-ended another vehicle, according to the report. He then allegedly refused to share his driver's license number and provided the other party with false insurance information before leaving the scene, according to the report.
Brown has been charged with hit-and-run for leaving the scene without exchanging proper insurance information and has also been charged with driving without a valid license, according to TMZ. The crimes are punishable by a maximum of six months in jail for each offense, according to the site.
Today (June 25), Brown tweeted a number of messages proclaiming his innocence in the matter.
The Los Angeles City Attorney will refer the matter to the Los Angeles County District Attorney for a possible probation violation of Brown's sentence stemming from his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna, according to TMZ. Brown was sentenced to five years probation and more than 1,400 hours of community service in that case. If a judge feels that Brown broke the law in the hit-and-run incident, thus violating his probation, he could be sentenced up to four years in prison, the site says.
Beyond the hit-and-run, Brown was also reportedly involved in an alteration at an Anaheim, California nightclub Saturday (June 21). He also may face battery charges stemming from his involvement in a January parking lot brawl with singer Frank Ocean.