Chris Brown didn’t confess to Washington D.C. assault

Chris Brown didn’t confess to Washington D.C. assault

1Los Angeles, May 12 (IANS) Chris Brown did not admit he assaulted the alleged victim in his Washington D.C. criminal trial, says his lawyer.

The 24-year-old singer has been forced to spend 131 days behind bars after he admitted Friday in a Los Angeles court that he violated his probation by getting into a fight in Washington D.C. last year.

“When Brown admitted to a probation violation Friday in the Rihanna case, it did not constitute a confession in his assault case,” Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos told tmz.com

He added that all Brown did was admit that he violated probation in Washington D.C. – he was not more specific.

According to the lawyer, there’s no way the D.C. prosecutor could use Brown’s admission as a confession, because the standard of proof in a criminal case is much higher than in a probation hearing.

He says he merely told the Rihanna judge it’s “more likely than not” that Chris screwed up in D.C.

In a criminal trial, the prosecutor must show Brown screwed up beyond a reasonable doubt.

Even though Brown was ordered to serve another 131 days behind bars for the probation violation, with time served and jail overcrowding, he could get out in a matter of days.

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