Chris Brown Drug Test Fail May Not Have 'Major Impact' on Probation

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By Jim Gardner , Christian Post Contributor
September 25, 2012|3:19 pm
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    Singer Chris Brown performs a medley of songs at the 2011 American Music Awards in Los Angeles November 20, 2011.

Chris Brown's drug test failure will now see him appear in court on Nov. 1 to determine whether he has violated the provisions of his probation, following a hearing on Tuesday.

The court will assess whether Brown has violated his probation conditions on two counts; firstly whether he violated travel restrictions imposed on him with his recent trip to Paris, and secondly whether his positive drug test violated the terms of the order.

The R&B is still on probation terms following the 2009 assault against former girlfriend, pop singer Rihanna. His probation was imposed for a period of five years.

He appeared on court on Monday for the first time in a year, where Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg looked at information concerning the positive drug test, as well as his community service and travel records.

However, Brown did receive some good news from today's hearing, with Judge Schnegg indicating that the positive random drug test may not have a major impact on his probation. She said that after Brown provided the judge with a medicinal marijuana prescription from California.

The judge did issue Brown a stern warning though, pointing out that he should be careful of his public image and especially the impact it could have on his young fans.

She said, "You are not an average person who can sit in their living room and do what you want to do. You are not only in the public eye, but you are on probation. … which means that if you violate any laws or orders, then you're subject to a probation violation."

Shnegg ordered for a full probation hearing to be held on Nov. 1, where the full consequences of the failed drug test and the potential violation of his travel provisions will be determined.

The judge noted that the logs from his community service in Virginia were "cryptic" and that they needed further review. The log indicated that Brown had completed 1,402 hours of community service by picking up trash, washing cars, painting and tending stables.

 

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