Chris Brown Lawyers Head to D.C. Court

Brown is still on probation for his 2009 attack on pop singer Rihanna, who was his girlfriend at the time

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    Chris Brown's uncle is defending his nephew, after a felony charge against Brown was reduced to a misdemeanor at a court hearing. News4's Shomari Stone reports.

    Attorneys for Chris Brown are headed to D.C. Superior Court Friday afternoon in an attempt to get a judge to waive Brown's appearance at a status hearing scheduled for Monday.

    The R&B star was ordered back to three months of rehab by another judge Wednesday, although it's unclear whether Brown has already entered a new facility.

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    [DC] Chris Brown Leaves a D.C. Courtroom
    RAW VIDEO: Chris Brown leaves a D.C. courtroom and throws fans a guesture after charges against him were reduced to simple assault.

    The Grammy winner had been ejected from a previous facility for throwing a rock through his mother's car window Nov. 10, following a joint counseling session in which she suggested the singer remain in treatment, according to a letter submitted by the rehab facility.

    The facility's name was not included in court filings.

    Wild Scene at Chris Brown Court Appearance

    [DC] Wild Scene at Chris Brown Court Appearance
    There was a wild scene outside a court hearing for Chris Brown Monday after he was arrested in Washington, D.C. on a felony assault charge this weekend. News4's Shomari Stone reports.

    Brown faces a misdemeanor simple assault charge in D.C., stemming from an altercation between Brown and his bodyguard, Chris Hollosy, with a 20-year-old Beltsville, Md., man outside D.C.'s upscale W Hotel.

    The charges against Brown and Hollosy -- initially a felony -- were reduced to a misdemeanor late Oct. 28, after star spent much of the previous weekend in custody. Brown did not enter a plea to the misdemeanor.

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    [DC] Chris Brown Due in D.C. Court on Assault Charge
    Singer Chris Brown is expected to appear in court Monday on an assault charge following a fight that broke out over the weekend near a Washington hotel, which could further snarl the Grammy Award-winning R&B singer's ongoing legal troubles.

    He faces up to 180 days in jail if convicted.

    Chris Brown Arrested Outside DC Hotel

    [DC] Chris Brown Arrested Outside DC Hotel
    Chris Brown arrested after a fight outside Washington’s W hotel. News4’s Darcy Spencer spoke to a witness about what happened.

    The incident began in the early-morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 27 when the alleged victim tried to get into a picture with Brown and two other people, Sunday, according to a police report.

    According to that document, Brown told the man, "I'm not down with that gay [expletive]" and "I feel like boxing."

    The victim received treatment for his injuries at a local hospital and was released. He told NBCWashington that he suffered a broken nose and may need surgery.

    However, court documents show that there are conflicting stories about whether Brown himself was involved in the fight.

    "Mr. Brown committed no crime," Brown's attorney, Danny Onorato, said shortly after the Oct. 28 hearing. "We understand that his security staff acted to protect Mr. Brown and his property as is authorized by District of Columbia law."

    The D.C. charge could further snarl the Grammy Award-winning R&B singer's ongoing legal troubles.

    Brown is still on probation for his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna.