The 'Fine China' singer pleads not guilty to a hit-and-run charge while his misdemeanor charges of driving without a license or insurance are dismissed.
Chris Brown pled not guilty to a hit-and-run charge during an appearance on Tuesday, July 23 at Van Nuys, California, court after he allegedly rear-ended another car in May. The Grammy-winning singer is ordered to report to a police station so that he can be formally booked on the charge. Brown reportedly had some time until August 6 to take care of the matters.
Los Angeles Times reported that Brown's attorney Mark Geragos filed the motion to drop the charge as well. He noted that Brown and the other passenger Olga Kovalenko made settlement in regards to the minor accident. The court, however, has not announced decision on the motion.
Two other charges against the "Fine China" singer were dropped on the Tuesday meeting. A spokesman for the city attorney's office Frank Mateljan said that prosecutors dropped driving without a license charge after Brown provided his driving license from Virginia. In addition, a driving without insurance charge was dismissed because the singer showed that he had insurance.
Last week, Judge James R. Brandlin revoked Brown's probation, which stemmed from a 2009 felony assault conviction. Following the highly-publicized case which involved his then-girlfriend Rihanna, Brown was ordered to serve five years of probation, 1,400 hours of community service and complete domestic violence classes. A hearing has been scheduled for August 16 to determine whether the probation revocation will stand. The singer could face up to 4 years in jail for the probation violation.
The "With You" singer denied the hit-and-run allegation via Twitter. "I did everything I was suppose to do during the so called hit n run, I provided the correct info. There were no injuries or damages. C'mon!" he wrote on Monday, July 15.