On Wednesday, Bobby Brown turned himself in to begin serving his 55-day DUI prison sentence. However, according to a sheriff's spokesperson, the soul singer may only serve a fraction of that time in a Los Angeles county jail.
Last month, TMZ reported that Brown had been sentenced to jail time after he pleaded no contest to driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license. It was Brown's third DUI conviction.
According to an earlier E! Online report, Brown, who was arrested in October, was also ordered to complete an 18-month alcohol program and to pay a total of more than $800 in fines after his conviction. The "My Prerogative" singer was also placed on 48 months probation for the first charge, 36 months for the second and was ordered to install an ignition interlock device in his car.
"Mr. Brown has accepted responsibility for what occurred last October," said Brown's attorney, Christopher Brown, after the singer was sentenced. "Mr. Brown continues to remain committed to his sobriety...[and] is pleased that the matter has been resolved."
The Los Angeles Times reported this week that Brown will likely only serve nine days or less in county jail.
Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore cited "jail overcrowding, as well as time off for good behavior and credit for 'good time work time'" as reasons for the shorter stint.
"It is my personal hope, and the hope of the people, that after being sentenced, people would actually do the amount of time they are sentenced to. But according to the Los Angeles Sheriff Department policy of early release, because of jail overcrowding we have no control over it," Diego Edber, the Los Angeles deputy city attorney of Van Nuys' city branch who prosecuted Brown's case, told E! News last month.
Brown was last arrested for drinking while driving in March 2012. At the time, the singer's loved ones had allegedly expressed concern for the 44-year-old after he emerged from a court-ordered stay in rehab after only three weeks.
“Bobby’s family and friends are terrified, despite his pleas that he’s sober, that he will fall off the wagon once again,” a source told RadarOnline at the time. “They’re not sure if he was ever serious about conquering his demons and have voiced their concerns.”