Mega-star singer Chris Brown faces the prospect of jail for probation violation in the wake of a May fender-bender even though two misdemeanor charges linked to the incident were dropped July 23 in a Los Angeles court.

Brown lawyer Mark Geragos entered a not guilty plea to the remaining misdemeanor charge of hit-and-run in court. Lesser misdemeanor charges of driving without a valid license and allegedly failing to provide proof of insurance were dismissed by a Van Nuys Superior Court commissioner.

But Brown faces jail time depending on the outcome of a hearing after a judge revoked the singer’s probation for a 2009 assault conviction of Brown for beating then-girl-friend Rihanna.

The probation revocation came July 15 after the May accident in which he allegedly rear-ended a vehicle at a stop light and failed to give his driver’s license and insurance information to the woman whose car was struck.

The prosecutor dropped the charges during a hearing July 23 in a Van Nuys, Calif., courtroom against Brown, 24, for driving without a license and driving without proof of insurance court.

Brown’s trial for the hit-and-run incident is scheduled for Aug. 15, in which Brown has to attend.

However, he could face jail time if it’s determined that he violated the terms of his probation.

Brown went to Twitter to express hit thoughts: “”I did everything I was supposed to do during the so called hit n run, I provided the correct info. There were no injuries or damages. C’mon!!!” Brown took a picture of the other driver’s car and made it his Twitter profile picture to show that there was no damage to the car.


Courtney Jacobs

AFRO Staff Writer