At the arraignment, Brown's felony charge was lowered to a simple assault misdemeanor, and a judge ordered Brown and his bodyguard, Chris Hollosy, to be released on their own recognizance. Chris faces up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
Brown, who is accused of punching a man in the face outside the W Hotel, will have to report to his probation officer within 48 hours, must stay 100 yards away from the victim and is barred from any contact with the man. Chris is due back in court on November 25.
Watch the pandemonium as Chris leaves the courthouse.
TMZ reports that the L.A. County Probation Dept. will determine if the charge violates his probation in the Rihanna assault case. If so, he could face up to four years in prison.
Chris Brown appeared calm in cuffs and leg irons at an arraignment in Washington D.C. on Monday, reports WUSA9 TV. The singer had been in custody since an assault arrest early Sunday morning.