Chris Brown was ordered to stay in rehab to continue with his treatment, as opposed to being jailed per a request from the prosecutor’s office on Monday. The L.A. Deputy D.A. wanted to have Chris put in jail because of evidence arising from an altercation that he had in Washington, D.C. in October. The Deputy D.A. said that the testimony from witnesses to the altercation made it evident that Chris had already violated his parole from his 2009 beating of Rihanna.
Chris’ attorney argued that his client’s last four drug tests were negative and that he should be allowed to stay where he is. Mark Geragos told the judge, “I say keep things on a short leash. Keep him where he is now. He is making great strides and all you have to do is look at him, and I’ve known him for five years. He’s a as good as he’s ever been.”
The judge noted that Chris “appears to have a more serious and responsible demeanor” since having checked himself into treatment. He ordered the R&B singer to return to his court on February 28th for an update on his progress.