Judge revokes Chris Brown's probation

The singer could face jail time if he's found to have violated his probation.

FILE: R&B singer Chris Brown (R) looks at his attorney, Mark Geragos, as he appears in court for a probation progress report hearing on 24 September 2012 in Los Angeles California. Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna, after a pre-Grammy Awards party in 2009. Picture: AFP.

LOS ANGELES - R&B singer Chris Brown had his probation revoked on Monday by a judge in Los Angeles after he was charged in a hit-and-run traffic accident last month.

Brown has been on probation for criminal assault for beating his former girlfriend and fellow R&B singer, Rihanna, on the eve of the 2009 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

He was sentenced to five years' probation, 180 days of community service and domestic violence counselling for the assault.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Brandlin said the Grammy-winning singer was released on his own recognisance.

Brandlin said Brown will have a hearing on 16 August to determine whether or not he has violated the terms of his probation.

The Los Angeles County Attorney's office, which has also accused Brown of cutting corners on his community service, asked Brandlin to revoke Brown's probation because of the hit-and-run charges in which he allegedly rear-ended another car.

The singer was charged last month with misdemeanour hit-and-run and driving without a valid license in connection with the traffic accident on 21 May in Los Angeles.

Brown's defence team and the alleged victim filed a declaration on Monday to have the charges relating to the hit-and-run dismissed.

The Los Angeles City Attorney's office plans to proceed with the case.