Chris Brown: Music star could face up to 14 years behind bars for assault

Chris Brown in trouble with police

Reports have it that the 'Loyal' singer could face up to 14 years behind bars if he's found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon.

Chris Brown is in really deep trouble following his arrest on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

 

Reports have it that the ‘Loyal‘ singer could face up to 14 years behind bars if he’s found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon.

Legal expert, Troy Slaten, told E!News about the charges stating the maximum penalty for assault with a deadly weapon as four years in state prison, but this could be enhanced because of the alleged use of a gun in the crime.

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According to him, "Assault with a deadly weapon is a possible felony in California, and there is a significant enhancement for using a firearm in the commission of a crime.

An enhancement means that, if convicted and found true, your prison sentence is increased or ‘enhanced." Adding, "So theoretically 14 years is the statutory max. But that would be very unlikely without a long rap sheet."

Chris Brown who was arrested yesterday, August 30, 2016, was released from jail after posting $250,000 (N79m) bail.

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Brown was arrested on charges of assault when he threatened beauty queen, Baylee Curran with a gun.

The crooner was taken into police custody on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after Beauty queen Baylee Curran told the police he threatened her with a gun.

TMZ reported Brown was interviewed by the Los Angeles Police Department before being booked at the Metropolitan Detention Center and released several hours after.

The Police were also reported to have found drugs and weapons while searching his home. 

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