Chris Brown appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom Friday afternoon for a progress report in the Rihanna beating case where his attorney requested to remove the restraining order against his client. The singer, along with his legal ace attorney Mark Geragos arrived to the courthouse in downtown Los Angeles and appeared calm and collected before the judge.
Geragos told Judge Patricia Schnegg that his client has completed his 52 week domestic violence counseling and requested she remove the existing restraining order against Brown.
“It makes it difficult at award shows and such,” Geragos said.
Judge Schnegg did not immediately grant his request but did suggest a modification with the approval of Rihanna’s attorney, David Etra.
The judge allowed Geragos a moment to call Etra during a brief recess but unfortunately for Brown, Etra wanted to speak with his Rihanna before agreeing to the modification.
The decision to modify the restraining order will be filed with the court at a later date.
As she did in November, Judge Schnegg praised the Forever singer for staying on track with his probation and his commitment to fulfilling the conditions of his sentence.
In fact, she was so pleased with his progress, the judge told Brown that he can come in “next time you’re in town” instead of scheduling a future progress report hearing.
To date, Brown has completed 581 hours of community labor and his 52 week domestic violence counseling - a requirement of his August 2009 sentence.
Brown was sentenced to serve five years probation and to spend more than 1,400 hours in "labor-oriented service" for assaulting his pop star girlfriend, Rihanna.
The judge asked for certification upon completion of the community service.
He remains on probation.