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Chris Brown charged with misdemeanor hit-and-run in Los Angeles

Singer Chris Brown was in court Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, to face questions over whether he violated his probation by failing to perform his community labor sentence for Rihanna's 2009 beating.

June 25, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
R&B singer Chris Brown is facing criminal charges in connection to a traffic accident last month, according to the Los Angeles city attorney's office.

Officials say misdemeanor charges of hit and run and driving without a valid license were filed against Brown for a minor accident that happened on May 21 in the San Fernando Valley.

Brown is due in court for an arraignment hearing on July 15. Brown could face up to a year in jail if convicted.

The singer is still on probation for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

Brown spoke out about the charges through a series of Tweets, saying, "It's not a hit and run if u get out the car, exchange information (who has NO DAMAGE to either cars). This is really ridiculous."

"She contacted the cops thinking of a payday from Chris Brown when I followed the proper procedures," Brown Tweeted. "My lawyers will be contacting you. I will not stand for this bullying and yellow journalism!"