Chris Brown Faces Court Hearing Over Positive Marijuana Test

Judge to determine whether singer violated probation

Chris Brown
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September 25, 2012 7:50 AM ET

Chris Brown has tested positive for marijuana while on probation for his infamous 2009 assault on Rihanna, Reuters reports. Brown tested positive in June in Virginia, where he had been fulfilling the community service portion of his sentence. Brown, who was sentenced to five years of probation for the assult, presented a medical marijuana card after the positive test.

Though Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg noted mandatory drug testing was not a condition of Brown's probation, she has scheduled a hearing for November 1st to determine whether Brown violated probation and properly finished his community service.

"You are not an ordinary person who can sit in your living room and do whatever you want to do," said Schnegg. "More importantly, a lot of people look up to you, a lot of kids. What you do and what you say impacts a lot of people." Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, maintains the singer has "completed all of his community service."

Brown has been busy dealing with a $16 million lawsuit and other fallout from his June brawl with Drake in a New York nightclub.

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