Crime Court Date Looms for Chris Brown He's scheduled for arraignment Thursday in the alleged assault on Rihanna, though it may be delayed By Ken Lee Published on March 4, 2009 09:25 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Marco Vitchi/Abaca Almost a month after Rihanna was allegedly assaulted in a domestic violence case, Chris Brown has yet to be formally charged with any crime by prosecutors. But he does have a standing court date Thursday in Los Angeles, and may be required to personally appear at the arraignment depending on whether the District Attorney’s Office files a case against him. Or not. The court date could be delayed pending more review: The DA could take more time to mull over the evidence or hand the case to the City Attorney for less serious charges. Brown, 19, was arrested Feb. 8 after an alleged altercation with Rihanna, 21, in Los Angeles the morning before the Grammy Awards. Police booked him on a felony criminal threat charge, set an arraignment for Thursday, and launched an investigation. Among the possible scenarios Thursday: • The DA could charge him with any number of felonies, among them, domestic violence and making criminal threats, each carrying a maximum three years in state prison. They could also file a combination of felonies and misdemeanors. • If charged with a felony, Brown will be required to personally show in court and could enter a plea. • If the DA doesn’t file a case against him Thursday, Brown will not be required to show, and would be notified to return to court at a later date. • The DA could decline to file formal charges, and refer the case to the City Attorney’s office for misdemeanor review, which could take days or weeks.