Chris Brown certainly has had a fair share of ups and downs over years, having suffered the consequences of legal infractions but also enjoying the perks of fatherhood.
Tuesday, however, the R&B artist was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon after Baylee Curran claimed Brown threatened her with a gun. After a lengthy standoff with police at his house, Brown finally emerged from his home and was taken into custody. He has since been released from jail on a $250,000 bail.
Given Brown's rap sheet, what does his latest infraction mean? Legal expert Troy Slaten talks to E! News about everything, from possible jail time to how this will affect his custody agreement with Nia Guzman over daughter Royalty. Brown's probation ended last year, so according to Slaten he can't be "thrown in the slammer" for probation violation.
As for what assault and battery with a deadly weapon could mean punishment wise, Slaten breaks it down. "Assault with a deadly weapon is a possible felony in California, and there is an significant enhancement for using a firearm in the commission of a crime," he tells us. "An enhancement means that, if convicted and found true, your prison sentence is increased or 'enhanced."