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Chris Brown Pleads Not Guilty

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    Chris Brown Pleads Not Guilty

    Chris Brown pleaded not guilty to two felony charges in a Los Angeles Superior Courtroom earlier today.

    Brown was charged last month with the two felony charges – assault with force likely to produce great bodily harm and making criminal threats — for an incident on February 8, where he allegedly beat up Rihanna while driving. He faces a potential four years and eight months if convicted on the two counts.

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    Dozens of paparazzi and news organizations packed the courthouse for Brown's second hearing over the incident.

    Before entering the court, Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos was reportedly working feverishly for a plea agreement.

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    Prior to Monday's hearing, Stan Goldman, Professor of Law at Loyola, told Access Hollywood, it may benefit Chris to take a plea deal, even if it did include jail time.

    "I think the District Attorney's office sees this as a potential felony case and in these high profile cases it also sometimes sees a message being sent to the public – 'Let's make an example of Chris Brown, let's certainly not let the public think that he's getting the benefit of his celebrity-hood by getting a special deal that other people wouldn't get,'" Goldman said.

    Brown is due back in court on April 29.

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