Monday, April 6, 2009

Chris Brown Due Back In Court Today!

Chris Brown, 19, who's required to show in person in a Los Angeles courtroom, is expected to enter a plea on two felony counts for his allegedly violent fight with girlfriend Rihanna on Feb. 8.

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"Unless a plea deal with prosecutors has been worked out behind the scenes, Brown will probably plead not guilty," says L.A. criminal defense attorney Steve Sitkoff, who's not involved with the case. "His lawyer may want more time to develop his defense, and Brown can always change his plea down the road."

What Could Happen

Among the possible scenarios Monday:

• Brown pleads not guilty, and a new hearing date is set. The next hearing will determine if there's enough evidence to go to trial.

• He could accept a plea deal on lesser charges and be sentenced on the spot. Some jail time is possible.

• He could enter a guilty plea to both felonies but the case could later be reduced to misdemeanors if he complies with court orders.

• His lawyer could ask for another postponement of the arraignment.

Rihanna, 21, is not required nor expected to show, says L.A. District Attorney spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons, who adds: "We have every indication that she's still a cooperating witness."

The pair have remained in contact but are taking a break from their relationship, says a source. Rihanna has recently been traveling between L.A., Honolulu, New York and Barbados.

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