Chris Brown may face 14 years in prison if he is found guilty of the assault with deadly weapon he is currently facing.
The “Superhuman” singer was charged after a woman called 911 and said that she was threatened with a gun in his Tarzana mansion.
According to legal expert Troy Slaten, it is possible that Chris Brown may suffer the maximum penalty for assault with a deadly weapon for four years in state prison. However, he noted the year of imprisonment may end up going triple because the use of gun was involved.
“Assault with a deadly weapon is a possible felony in California, and there is an significant enhancement for using a firearm in the commission of a crime,” the expert told E! News.
“So theoretically 14 years is the statutory max. But that would be very unlikely without a long rap sheet,” he added.
Curran said she partied with Chris Brown in the past and has always been nice to her but the singer’s mood changed when they were hanging out in his mansion.
The beauty queen said she was in a hot tub in his mansion when she admired a jewellery worn by one of Chris Brown’s crew.
This was reportedly the beginning of Chris Brown’s threats. There is still no further information released as of press time.
In 2009, Chris Brown also faced charges of felony assault and was convicted following his attack on ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
The singer’s case may also reportedly affect his custody for his daughter Royalty from ex Nia Guzman.
“Guzman doesn’t have to prove to the family court that Brown is guilty ‘beyond a reasonable doubt,’ the standard used in criminal cases,” Troy Slaten noted.
“She only has to prove by ‘clear and convincing’ evidence that the bests interests of the child are served by her requests.”