As previously reported, Chris Brown has been picked up by U.S. marshals for his cross-country journey to stand trial for assault charges in Washington, D.C.
The 24-year-old star is on his way from jail in L.A. to a federal holding facility in San Bernardino, Calif., to begin his long trip to our nation’s capital.
Later, escorted by U.S. Marshals and appropriately restrained, he will get on a plane to D.C. Only there will be layovers along the way. A LOT of them.
According to TMZ, there are so many stops en route (think Oklahoma and other out of the way places) to pick up other prisoners, it’ll take days.
He will be there by Monday, however, when his lawyer, Mark Geragos, will try to get the assault charges dismissed against Chris, and he stands a chance.
The evidence is flimsy as is, and Geragos believes prosecutors inappropriately used the grand jury to gain an unfair advantage in the criminal case.
If that motion is denied, though, Chris will sit in a D.C. jail until his trial kicks off on April 17, at which point Geragos must proceed with his actual defense.
At least he has Karrueche to leave voicemails for …
The confusing legal background, if you care:
- Chris is on probation for beating the crap out of Rihanna back in 2009.
- His probation requires him to obey laws. Clearly a major issue for him.
- His probation was revoked following his 2013 arrest for assault in D.C.
- He could’ve been jailed then, but a judge allowed him to go to rehab.
- He got kicked out of rehab, TWICE, and is therefore in solitary now.
- The judge won’t even let him out to go to D.C. Hence the Marshals.
- If convicted in the D.C. case, Brown could go to PRISON. Gulp.