Chris Brown Sentenced to Five Years Probation

August 25, 2009 By:
Chris Brown Sentenced to Five Years Probation

Chris Brown just got served! The judge placed Brown on felony probation for 60 months (5 years) and 180 days community labor, which will be supervised by the chief of police in Richmond, Va.

Brown reached a plea deal with L.A. prosecutors back in June to avoid jail time and get probation instead. Aside from 5 years of probation, he also has to take a yearlong domestic violence prevention class.

L.A. County Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg also ordered him to stay at least 50 yards away from Rihanna, for the next five years, unless they're both at an entertainment-related event, in which case he must stay at least 10 yards away.

Chris is also subject to search and seizure 24/7 for the next 5 years. He can't own any dangerous weapon, including guns or knives. He also isn't allowed to contact Rihanna via phone, text, email, etc.

He has to personally come to court every 3 months during his probation. The first appearance will be November 19. He's also not allowed to leave the country without approval

He also has to pay $2,500 in restitution. He'll have to pay another $2,500 in probation expenses. He must also pay a $30 criminal conviction fee, He must also pay $400 that goes into a domestic violence fund, reports TMZ.

Chris was so happy with the terms, he agreed before the judge even got a chance to finish her sentence. Guess he's going to be on major lockdown for the next five years! Do you think the sentencing was fair?