As some of you might remember, Chris Brown is currently in rehab for anger management after getting into a fight with a guy, and then going to a different rehab, only to get pissed off and throw a rock through his mom’s car window. So yeah, a series of great life decisions there. Anyway, Chris’ lawyer has reportedly refused a plea deal in regards to that assault charge from the original fight, which is fair because this is California. You think he’d actually be charged? HA! That’s cute. Via TMZ …
The prosecutor revealed in court they had offered Brown a deal — reducing the charge to simple assault (he currently faces misdemeanor assault which carries a more severe penalty), but Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos — who was also in court — rejected it … and we think we know why. Law enforcement sources tell us … they had combed the area looking for surveillance video capturing the run-in. For a long, long time they said they had nothing. Now they seem to be singing a different tune, but haven’t turned the video over to Geragos. Geragos — who believes his client did nothing wrong — is eager to see the video before cutting any kind of deal.
Fair enough, that actually does seem like a pretty rational decision. Although … well, I’m not legal expert, but I think I have a much faster case for this: “Your honor, we’re in California and my client is famous.” BAM! Just like that, you’re out of the woods. You’re welcome.
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