Chris Brown was back in the news earlier this week, getting into trouble with the police for supposedly assaulting a man on the street near where his tour bus was parked. Brown inevitably avoided legal action when he faced a judge in Washington D.C. (where the attack took place), however he might not be so lucky when the latest run in with the law is taken into consideration by the Los Angeles Probation Office.

In what many have seen as an unofficial plea bargain with his probation officers, as soon as Brown arrived back in California following his magistrates court hearing on Monday (28 Oct.) in D.C., Brown immediately visited the patrol board, before he checked himself into a rehabilitation facility in Malibu to control his anger issues. We're not sure at this moment whether this was at the request of law enforcement or whether it was a move by Brown or one of his management team to possibly avoid future jail time.

Brown is still under probation for his assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna prior to the Grammys in 2009. Having offended since then and avoided jail time each time, his latest run in with the law may be the final straw. Should Brown be found guilty of breaking the terms of his probation, he faces a potential spell of 4 years behind bars.

The Grammy-winning singer was transported between parol office and rehab by his lawyer, Mark Geragos, with TMZ also reporting that his mother and girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, were also with him as he left for rehab. So far, no one from Brown's PR has commented on the situation, and we are still waiting on a decision from the probation board.

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No say on how long Brown will be in rehab for