With Chris Brown still on a multi-day trip to Washington D.C., his attorney, Mark Geragos appeared in court on his behalf yesterday and was shot down by the judge handling the case. Geragos had asked the judge to dismiss the misdemeanor assault case against Brown because prosecutors had abused the grand jury process to “freeze” the testimony of the victim in the case.
The judge said there was no abuse and ordered the case to move forward. The trial is set to begin next Thursday and will be decided by the judge, rather than a jury because it is just a misdemeanor. Not having a jury hearing the case is probably the reason a deal will get made between prosecutors and Brown. The thing is, if Brown is convicted or pleads guilty to any crime he is going to face prison back here in California for violating his probation. The judge here has already shown how much they dislike Brown by putting him on this never ending trip to D.C., and there is no doubt a jail cell will be waiting for Brown if he gets convicted. I'm sure Brown would love to write a big fat check to the defendant to make this all go away. That would happen if it was a California case, but I don't think it is going to happen in D.C.