Thanks to Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin, Chris Brown will be able to remain in rehab and not be sent to jail. Billboard reports Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray filed a motion with the court to have Brown placed in jail and face a probation violation hearing for his assault case in Washington, DC.
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Murray claimed that Brown should be taken into custody because he is an “increasingly violent danger to society.” Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, argued that his client has not had any further incidents since the last hearing in December and the court should wait for the resolution in the D.C. case before reviewing evidence involved with that situation.
The judged ruled that the R&B singer could stay at the rehabilitation facility because he was reportedly making good progress with the treatment. Probation officials say he has “a more serious and responsible demeanor” since checking into rehab.
Brown will have to return to the L.A. court February 28th for an update. The D.C. case is set to resume on February 20th.