Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg has ordered a review of singer Chris Brown’s community service, travel and a positive drug test to determine if Brown has violated his probation stemming from the beating of his then-girlfriend Rihanna. Brown appeared in court on Monday as the judge tried to sort through the records and determine the impact of a positive marijuana test.
Schnegg said that the community service logs from Virginia appeared to be “somewhat cryptic” and that additional review was needed. The police chief from Richmond, VA sent a spreadsheet indicating that Brown had completed some 1,402 hours of community service. Brown indicated that he had not been required to sign in when performing his services.
The use of the marijuana may not impact the probation because Brown produced a prescription for medical marijuana from California, and there had been no ban on him using drugs. The judge did warn that the marijuana use may be legal, but that he needed to be mindful of his public image. She stated that “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.”
She also stated “You should be mindful of obeying all rules of the courts. A lot of people look up to you – a lot of kids. What you do and what you say impacts other people.”
Brown was sentenced to five years of supervised probation after he pled guilty to felony assault for attacking Rihanna back in 2009.