Chris Brown Admits Probation Violation, Sentenced To 365 Days In LA County Jail; Could Be Released In The Next 72 Hours?

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on May 10 2014 2:17 PM
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Chris Brown (L) is seen in the courtroom with attorney Mark Geragos during a hearing at the Criminal Courts in Los Angeles May 9, 2014. Reuters/Paul Buck/Pool

Chris Brown was sentenced to 365 days in jail on Friday after he admitted to violating his probation that stemmed from his 2009 assault of his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna, but he could be released in the next 72 hours irrespective of the sentencing by the Los Angeles court.

Brown, who has already spent a couple of months in jail and more than three months in a rehab program, was given 234 days of credit for time served, and will now serve 131 days in county jail. But Mark Geragos, the singer’s attorney, claimed that he may be released in “72 hours” for good behavior and jail overcrowding, the NY Daily News reported.

"I would expect that Chris should be out of jail before the weekend's up or before Monday," Geragos reportedly said after the hearing. "If he isn't out by Monday, then I would expect he's getting special treatment. He's got over 230 days credit on a 365 (day sentence) and generally the sheriff is releasing on a lot less than that."

According to reports, if Brown hadn't admitted to the probation violation, he would have risked a possible sentence of up to four years in California prison. Brown still has about 700 hours of work to complete.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Brandlin extended Brown's probation to Jan. 23, 2015.  He also needs to attend a therapy session twice a week and undergo random drug testing three times a week.

Brown was arrested last year for allegedly punching and breaking the nose of a man who jumped into a photo being taken of the singer and two fans. He is still facing the misdemeanor assault trial in Washington, which has been delayed.

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