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Chris Brown once again needs to watch his step extra, extra carefully.

The R&B star's probation has again been revoked, this time the judgment coming after he traveled to San Jose, Calif., without getting permission from his probation officer to leave Los Angeles and still had 200 hours of community service left to perform in just over a week.

Despite the inauspicious timing, the revocation is not a direct result of the shooting that occurred at his concert at the Fiesta Nightclub. Authorities have determined that Brown was not involved; however, it was reported earlier today that the club's entertainment permit and liquor license have been temporarily suspended for 60 days, starting Friday.

On-again girlfriend (and occasionally rumored fiancée) Karrueche Tran was in court with Brown today, holding his hand (while wearing a giant diamond ring on the middle finger of her left hand) and looking concerned. Brown's mother, Joyce Hawkins, was there to support him as well.

The X artist was released on his own recognizance and a follow-up hearing was set for March 20.

To add insult to injury, Brown was eight days away from completing his term of probation stemming from his 2009 assault on Rihanna. According to his latest probation report, obtained Thursday by E! News, his most recent three court-mandated drug tests all came back negative. Brown had called in on Jan. 5 and told his probation officer that he was "just focused on getting everything taken care of and being a good citizen by following all of the rules."

Chris Brown, Karrueche Tran


Not only had Brown been taking his prescription medication and attending bi-weekly psychotherapy sessions, he had learned to "utilize skills to manage anger and impulses in alternative ways on a consistent basis," the probation officer wrote in the report.

However, the officer also wrote, noting the San Jose shooting and the shooting that occurred outside of Brown's MTV Video Music Awards pre-party last August in which Suge Knight was shot six times, Brown also "continues a pattern of making choices that are counterproductive."

The report recommended that Brown's probation be revoked and then extended another six months.

With the next hearing scheduled for March 20, L.A. Superior Court Judge James Brandlin has also requested a supplemental report on both shootings. Brandlin also noted that "no request [for Brown] to leave had ever been denied" and he didn't think "this request would have been denied."

—Reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum

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