Chris Brown's legal predicaments have gotten so confusing that they require a lengthy explanation to fully understand at this point. So here we go:
Brown has been on probation since accepting a plea deal in the 2009 attack on his ex-girlfriend Rihanna. That probation is set to end later this year.
He was arrested last fall for assault in D.C. Because his probation requires him to obey all laws, a judge revoked his probation in the Rihanna case.
However, after Chris pleaded not guilty to the D.C. attack on Parker Adams, a judge allowed him to seek treatment rather than sit in jail awaiting trial.
He was kicked out of rehab and jailed in March, though, after violating the rules of the anger management rehab center he was assigned to by the court.
In addition to its own legal ramifications, the D.C. case could lead to major penalties - potentially YEARS in prison - in the probation violation case.