Singer Chris Brown was arrested in West Palm Beach immediately following his most recent concert in the area. Police waited to on him to arrest him at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre on a Thursday night, and booked him into the Palm Beach County Jail at 11 p.m. An hour after he was booked, the singer was released on a $2,000 cash bond.
The singer’s arrest warrant was issued in Hillsborough County after police charged him with felony battery against a photographer. In April 2017, Brown allegedly punched a photographer while he was taking photos at an event Brown hosted in Tampa. The club in which the incident took place had hired the photographer to capture the performance. According to the photographer, Brown left the venue before Tampa police officers arrived.
The felony battery charge would not be Brown’s first felony offense; despite his success, the singer has a long and violent criminal history. His first notable offense occurred in 2009 when he allegedly punched, choked, and bit fellow musician Rihanna, whom he was dating at the time. He turned himself in to police and later pleaded guilty to one count of felony assault.
Since his felony assault conviction, Brown has repeatedly had run-ins with law enforcement in connection to outbursts of rage. Multiple people have accused him of assault, and he has even been kicked out of rehab for breaking the rules of the program. According to the clinic, Brown had thrown a rock through his mother’s car window after a therapy session in which she stated she wanted him to continue to seek treatment.
Due to his long list of charges, he is no longer allowed to travel to the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.
Fighting Felony Assault and Battery Charges in West Palm Beach
There is no shortage of celebrities receiving seemingly light sentences for serious offenses. A person with a significant reputation such as a well-known entertainer may suffer extensive damage to his career over mere accusations. Sometimes, a judge may consider potential harm to a person’s reputation as a mitigating factor when issuing a sentence.
Having a keen and respectable defense lawyer on your side is a must for combatting allegations of violent crimes. Even a misdemeanor charge of a crime of violence such as assault can create obstacles in your future.
Contact The Law Office of Gabriel & Gabriel to get started on a well-rounded defense for assault and battery-related charges in West Palm Beach. With over 25 years of experience, we’ll give your case the attention it deserves. Call 561-622-5575 for a free consultation.