The recently arrested singer reportedly tested for drugs before his recent release from jail after former beauty queen, Baylee Curran, accused him of putting a gun to her head after she complimented another man’s jewelry.
According to TMZ, Brown submitted a blood sample on the evening of Tuesday, August 30, 2016, the night he arrived in jail. It was later confirmed that his arrest was not drug possession, but for felony assault.
Now reports have it that the ‘Loyal’ singer could face up to 14 years behind bars if he’s found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon.
Legal expert, Troy Slaten, told E!News about the charges stating the maximum penalty for assault with a deadly weapon as four years in state prison, but this could be enhanced because of the alleged use of a gun in the crime – “assault with a deadly weapon is a possible felony in California, and there is a significant enhancement for using a firearm in the commission of a crime. An enhancement means that, if convicted and found true, your prison sentence is increased or ‘enhanced.’ So theoretically 14 years is the statutory max. But that would be very unlikely without a long rap sheet.”
We hope it doesn’t come to this.