Chris Brown's probation stemming from his assault case against Rihanna was revoked by the judge this afternoon, but rather than being thrown in jail, the R&B star was released on his own recognizance.

Brown and his attorney appeared in court this afternoon after Los Angeles prosecutors filed legal documents seeking to revoke his probation after he was charged with misdemeanor hit-and-run and driving without a valid license earlier this spring. Brown reportedly rear-ended a car on May 12 and refused to provide the other driver with his insurance information at the time of the fender bender.

Brown has been on felony probation since the 2009 beating of on again/off again girlfriend Rihanna, and if the judge finds that Chris violated his probation, he could face up to four years in prison. There will be a probation violation hearing in August.