Chris Brown's decision to go out clubbing after court yesterday could cost him big-time.
The singer hit the nightspot Guys & Dolls just hours after receiving a probation order in court requiring the 20-year-old to "abstain from the use of all alcoholic beverages and stay out of places where they are the chief item of sale."
Los Angeles Probation Department Spokeswoman Kari Webb tells E! News that if Chris Brown broke his probation by being at a "21 and up" establishment, "It won’t be taken lightly."
"Any time you break the law, you’re in violation," Webb told E! News when asked whether being underage in a bar would be a probation violation. "If you break the law, you’re in trouble."
So did Brown break the law?
John Carr of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control tells E! News that Guys & Dolls holds a Type 48 liquor license, which makes it a bar or nightclub and not a restaurant. This means that no one under 21 can legally be on the premises unless they have been hired as a performer.
Carr also says that even if an underage entertainer is working in a bar or nightclub, they are required by law to stay in an area where no alcohol is being served or consumed.
While Brown wasn't seen drinking anything but water, his table ordered 10 bottles of champagne.
Due to probationer rights law, the LAPD's Webb could not confirm that this incident is being looked into.
She also said it can take a few days or just a few hours for a probation violation to be reported to the courts.
Want some summer reading? Check out Chris Brown's probation report.