Chris Brown Gets Probation Modified, With Judge Eugene Hyman, Santa Clara, California

The prosecution, in an unrelated proceeding, dismissed the hit and run charges against Chris Brown, as the victim did not want to pursue charges.  As Brown is still on probation for battery, the district attorney and judge agreed to modify his probation to include 1,000 hours of volunteer work with no credit to any prior service.  He has one year to complete the service with a review in November to see how he's progressing, says Eugene Hyman, retired Superior Court Judge of Santa Clara, California. 

Hyman says as he's still on probation, he will be doing the volunteer service in California, not Virginia, where he has a home and was previously allowed to do it.  It appears that so they don't proceed with charges of perjury with respect to the alleged falsification of hours in Virginia, Hyman says this is a modification of probation without the finding of a probation violation or new crime, which can often occur. 

Honorable Judge Eugene Hyman has received numerous awards and recognition for his work with families and children and has appeared on numerous television news shows. For more information, visit He is also a featured commentator on The Family Law Channel and The Legal Broadcast Network.

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