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Bobby Brown avoids jail time with DUI plea deal

April 25, 2012 at 9:06 PM ET

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Bobby Brown will not be going to jail. The singer's attorney pleaded no contest on Brown's behalf Wednesday to a misdemeanor DUI charge from his arrest last month. 

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According to the Los Angeles Times, Brown, 43, was sentenced to three years' probation and a day in Los Angeles County jail, but already gets credit for time served. In addition, Brown was fined $390 and was ordered to attend a 90-day alcohol education program. 

The ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston was arrested March 26 at 12:20 p.m. after he was pulled over by California Highway Patrol for talking on his cellphone. Authorities said Brown later failed a field sobriety test. Brown was taken into custody and booked at the Van Nuys County Jail.

Brown's arrest occurred just four days after Houston's autopsy results were released. The legendary singer, who was 48 at the time, died tragically on Feb. 11 of accidental drowning. She was also suffering from the effects of heart disease, which were exacerbated by ongoing cocaine use.

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Brown was married to Houston for 14 years before divorcing in 2007. The two have one child together, Bobbi Kristina Brown, who is now 19. Brown met up with his daughter in the Big Apple Tuesday for some quality bonding time.

A witness told Us Weekly exclusively that the father and daughter had lunch together at Blue Fin, located in the heart of Times Square.

According to the witness, Bobbi Kristina "was on her phone and texting a crazy amount. She didn't seem too thrilled to be there, in all honesty."

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