Judge Says Chris Brown Should Stay In Rehab, Not Go To Jail

Thanks to Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin, Chris Brown just avoided a little bit of jail time. Today (Feb. 3), Judge Brandlin rejected a prosecutor’s motion to put Breezy behind bars.

According to the Associated Press, the judge feels that Brown is making progress in the rehabilitation program he started Nov. 3 and must remain there unless he’s given permission by the court or his probation officer to leave.

During the hearing, prosecutor and L.A. Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray had moved for the crooner to be jailed and called for a full probation violation hearing, claiming that he “continues to pose an increasingly violent danger to society.” (The latter statement refers to reports that Brown threw a brick through his mother’s car window following a therapy session.)

However, Mark Geragos, Brown’s attorney, argues that only positive behavior has occurred since the December hearing. Breezy is due back in court on Feb. 20.

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