Chris Brown Appears in Court; Arraignment Postponed

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Shortly after Chris Brown arrived in an L.A. courthouse for his arraignment on Thursday to face two felony charges in connection with an alleged February 8 attack on Rihanna, further proceedings were postponed until April 6.

He did not enter a plea.

During the short session at the L.A. Superior Court, Brown signed a waiver stating that he understood that his attorney, Mark Geragos, would be appearing for him when the arraignment continues in four weeks.

The singer - wearing a gray suit with a light gray tie and matching vest - stepped out of a black SUV Escalade 3:30 p.m. PST before entering the building.

Meanwhile, attorney Donald Etra was representing Rihanna, who did not appear at the arraignment, and he said that she asked him to attend on her behalf.

"The victim is entitled to be represented at all proceedings," he said.

The court commissioner, Kristi Loustau, offered a "Level 1" protective order for Rihanna, which is the lowest level of a stay-away order for the victim.

"You are not to annoy, harass, molest or use any form of violence against anyone," Loustau told a solemn Chris Brown during the court hearing.

More news and Chris Brown photos after the jump ...

Although Etra said Rihanna requested no form of a restraining order against Brown, he added: "This is more than efficient to protect her in this case."

Brown, who was described as somber and slightly dazed during the brief hearing, said only a few words throughout, including "Yes, your honor."

After court, Etra said that Rihanna "wanted to convey her appreciation to the friends, followers and family" that have supported her. Asked about the couple getting back together, Etra said "this is not the time to discuss that."

Brown is facing assault by means likely to create great bodily injury and criminal threats. If convicted, he faces four years and eight months in prison.

Legal experts say that because Rihanna did not request a stay-away order, it does suggest she doesn't necessarily want Chris Brown to stay away.

Some believe that if Rihanna refuses to testify against him, his case will likely not go to trial, although other law enforcement sources say otherwise.

Click to enlarge more photos of Chris Brown in court ...

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OMg people stop being judgmental and pointing fingers. You act like u have personal friendships w.these 2 stars. Give them room to breath and make amends because i can only imagine how devastating this has to be for them both and the families involved. best of wishes & prayers to them. For Chris i hope he gets the help, counseling/therapy he needs and for Rihanna to get the support from other women to be strong. oh and if they wanna be back together that is there privacy and their decision to do so not ours to make! I know how hard this can be, i have grown up in a home like that until i was 16(i am 30 now!) and my father now after 14 yrs has not laid one hand on my mother,or no mental or verbal abuse to her, he has made a major huge, drastic change in his life for her and his kids lives. Everyday he lives with the sadness and regret even tho he is a wonderful husband and father now and i love him for that! So I do know people can change and Chris is so young yet he has a chance!

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why would rihannah get back together with him thats so stupid of her.....he is going to kill her with her own unbrella

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Apparently, she wants to follow footsteps of someone like Gia...

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Chris B.=ABUSER BEATER DISQUSTING PATHETIC PIG who should GO TO JAIL-PRISON!! Rihanna=STUPID GIRL!! HE will BEAT u to DEATH!! Enjoy your funeral!!