Chris Brown released from probation

R&B singer Chris Brown is released from probation, trial attorney calls it a “monumental” feat.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (MARCH 20, 2015) (UNRESTRICTED POOL) – After nearly six years of probation and hundreds of hours of community service, a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge released R&B singer Chris Brown from probation on Friday (March 20) afternoon.

Judge James R. Brandlin declared that no willful violations of the probation were found.

Brown smiled and hugged his trial attorney when the probation termination was announced.

“Well obviously I couldn’t be more delighted. I mean, it’s been, I think, six years since I first met this young man and it’s been a rather tumultuous six years but he is at a post right now and in a place right now that I couldn’t be prouder of him. The court terminated his probation today which is a monumental feat for him. He’s completed everything that he was ordered to do. He really has turned his life around, really has become quite a inspiration I think to a lot of people and I just couldn’t be prouder and happier for him today,” said Brown’s trial attorney Mark Geragos.

In 2009 Brown was sentenced to five years probation, a yearlong domestic violence program and 180 days of community labor after pleading guilty to assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury for assaulting his then girlfriend Rihanna during an argument that occurred after a pre-Grammy Awards party in February of that same year.

“I think the future is unlimited for Chris Brown now and so I think now that he’s kind of broken free of the probation and I think he learned quite a bit while being on probation. I think it was instructive for him, I think helpful for him. I couldn’t be happier and I’m delighted for him and we’re going to go celebrate right now,” said Geragos.

Brown shared the news of his probation termination on social media, tweeting “IM OFF PROBATION!!!!!!! Thank the Lord!!!!!” shortly after the hearing ended.