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Chris Brown Tweets 'My Cross Is Heavy' After Probation Revoked

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Chris Brown with his attorney, Mark Geragos, at his July 15, 2013 court date. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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Chris Brown's probation stemming from the 2009 assault of his then-girlfriend, Rihanna, has been revoked, but he's not in jail... yet.

The singer was allowed to remain free on his own recognizance after the judge's decision today, City News Service reports.

Brown was ordered to return to court August 16, when a hearing might be scheduled to determine if Brown violated his probation with a May 21 traffic accident near Toluca Lake. It was ruled a hit-and-run after Brown gave false insurance information to the other driver. He was charged with two misdemeanors.

In the meantime, Brown will have a chance to respond to the L.A. County D.A.'s allegations that he violated his probation, TMZ reports.

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Brown took the news with little reaction other than some jaw clenching, while his lawyer, Mark Geragos, was busy texting throughout in the video posted to TMZ.

Later, the singer posted this tweet:

Geragos attorney had asked for the criminal case to be dropped, but the D.A. insists Brown has a duty to obey all laws as a condition of his probation.

With his probation revoked, the singer could go to prison for up to four years for the felony assault on Rihanna. He was sentenced to five years probation and six months of community service.

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