A Los Angeles judge sentenced Chris Brown to one year at a Los Angeles county jail, where he has been serving time for several weeks, after admitting he violated his 2009 probation.
The 24-year-old R&B singer will be given credit for 234 days of time served, so he will only be expected to serve up to 131 days behind bars. He was jailed in March in California for violating his probation, which stems from his 2009 attack on Rihanna, by getting kicked out of a rehab center. He has spent more than three months in rehab.
Weeks ago, Brown was escorted out of jail in California and flown with federal marshals to Washington D.C. for a trial over a misdemeanor assault case, in which he and his bodyguard were accused of punching a man outside of a hotel. It was delayed for months after prosecutors refused to grant immunity to his bodyguard, who was found guilty of the same charge and is a witness.
On Friday, Brown admitted he violated his probation and L.A. County Superior Court Judge James Brandlin gave him a formal jail sentence of one year.
Brown may be released sooner than expected, as the Los Angeles jails are overcrowded. According to KABC Television, OTRC.com's parent company, the singer's lawyer believes Brown could be freed within days. Once he is released, he has 48 hours to report to his probation officer.
The judge said at Friday's sentencing that Brown will also have to complete the remainder of a previous sentence of 1,000 hours of community labor once he is released from jail and is to remain on probation until Jan. 23, 2015.
(Pictured above: Chris Brown appears in court on Friday, May 9, 2014 in Los Angeles. Credit: AP Photo / Paul Buck, POOL)