Chris Brown gets no jail time after guilty plea

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A D.C. Superior court judge sentenced R&B singer Chris Brown to time served after the star pleaded guilty to simple assault stemming from an incident at the W Hotel in October, WUSA9's Bruce Leshan reports.

Chris Brown arrived at court wearing a nice gray suit, expensive white wing tips, and no socks. His girlfriend, Kareueche Tran, was at his side throughout the hearing.

Chris Brown was released following Tuesday's proceedings. Brown only spent two days in jail in D.C. but spent months in custody for probation violation and marshals transport.

During the hearing, Chris Brown repeatedly told the judge "Yes, sir" regarding details of the case.

He then addressed the court: "I want to say to the court that I'm sorry."

Brown and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy are accused of punching Parker Adams outside the W Hotel in October. Adams says Brown hit him after he tried to get in a photograph the singer was taking with two women. Hollosy was handed a cellphone to take the picture but while the women were posing for the photo, Adams tried to take a photo with the group, according to a proffer of facts. There was a verbal altercation before Brown punched Adams in the face with a closed fist. It was not a case of self-defense. " At no point did Brown observe the victim act as the initial aggressor against anyone on the scene," according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Hollosy was found guilty in April 2014 of simple assault and is awaiting sentencing.

"As Chris Brown himself has now finally acknowledged, he punched a man in the face without provocation in the District of Columbia," said U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen in a written statement. "No matter your status or celebrity, you will be held accountable for such conduct in our city."

Brown had rejected plea deal offers until Tuesday. The simple assault carries a statutory maximum of 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000 but under the plea agreement, the U.S. Attorney's Office agreed not to seek additional jail time. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, "The office took into account the fact that Brown accepted responsibility for his criminal conduct and that he served about 80 days of incarceration for a probation violation in California related to his arrest in this case, as well as the views of the victim. Brown remains on probation in California until early 2015."

The judge sentenced Brown to time served and ordered Brown to pay $150 in court costs.

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Brown spent several months in jail in California this year after a judge ruled that Brown had violated his probation stemming from the 2009 assault case involving former girlfriend and singer Rihanna. He's still on probation for that case.

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WUSA9's Bruce Leshan will be at court following Tuesday's developments. Follow @BruceLeshan on Twitter for the latest on the hearing.


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