Usually, the judge commends Brown for following her instructions to the letter and sends him on his way. But today, she wanted to know more...
Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos, did indeed admit that his client (who was not in court today) was slapped with $15,000 worth of fines for supposedly parking in handicap spaces outside his West Hollywood condo. But, Geragos added, it was all a big misunderstanding.
The attorney presented proof that all of the tickets had been dismissed after the city was informed that Brown had purchased those two spaces when he bought his condo and that they were mismarked as spots for the disabled.
Any conflict the parking issue had caused between Brown and his neighbors has been resolved, Geragos explained to L.A. Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg—who then determined that Brown was in good standing with his probation and set his next court date for Oct. 12.
She asked Brown's probation officials to follow up on any outstanding problems with the neighbors and report back to her at the next hearing.
His probation report, released later today, alluded to "inappropriate behavior" mentioned in the media, but the officer noted that he had not received "any concrete information regarding these issues from any law enforcement agency."
In August of 2009, Brown was placed on five years of probation, sentenced to 180 days of community labor and ordered to complete a year's worth of domestic-violence classes, which he did last December. He's still got a ways to go with his community service, however, per today's report.
—Reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum