08/05/2009 AT 6:15 PM ET
“We still have not received from Virginia what their community labor proposal would be,” said L.A. Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg at a hearing Wednesday. “I do not favor community service, I favor something along the lines of Caltrans [freeway cleanup].”
The sentencing was rescheduled to Aug. 27.
Brown, 20, wearing a black suit and matching black tie, attended the hearing with his mother and three others. Rihanna did not attend.
In a deal with prosecutors struck last month, Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting Rihanna, and is expected to be sentenced to five years probation and six months – more than 1,400 hours – of community labor. He’ll also be ordered to complete a year of domestic violence classes and to pay fines. A second felony charge of making criminal threats is expected to be dropped.
Last month, Brown publicly apologized for the incident, saying, “I have told Rihanna countless times, and I am telling you today, that I am truly sorry and that I wasn’t able to handle the situation both differently and better.”