Chris Brown's Lawyer Claims Brown Did Not Confess to Alleged Assault in Washington, DC
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 05.10.2014
Brown only admitted to violating his probation...
TMZ reports that per Chris Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, Brown did not admit he assaulted the alleged victim in his Washington, D.C. criminal trial. When Brown admitted to a probation violation on Friday in the Rihanna case, this did not constitute a confession in his assault case.
Geragos is reportedly saying that Brown only admitted he violated probation in D.C., but he was not more specific. He conceded that there was a factual basis to conclude his client violated probation based on the police report. Gergaos is also claiming that there is no way the prosecutor for the assault case in D.C. could use Browne's admission as a confession because the standard of proof in a criminal case is much higher than in a probation hearing.
In addition, Geragos says he told the judge for the Rihanna case that it's "more likely than not" that Brown violated probation in Washington, D.C., but the prosecutor has to show Brown violated probation beyond a reasonable doubt in a criminal trial. Brown now has to serve another 131 days behind bars for the violation, but he could be released in a matter of days with time served and jail overcrowding.