Some recent reports have popped up around the internet, that English comedian Russell Brand could spend up to two years in jail. While these reports are technically accurate, the fact of the matter is, Russell Brand will not spend any time in prison.
The reason that Russell Brand has been linked to a prison sentence is because he stole an iPhone off of a photographer and threw it through the window of a nearby law firm. Since the damage to the property exceeds $500, the incident is classed as a felony arrest rather than a misdemeanour, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 2 years.
After committing the offence, Russell Brand tried to defend himself with a humorous explanation, which many people have taken seriously. He stated, "Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iPhone irreverently, what I did was a tribute to his memory."
However, let’s be realistic about it. Russell was obviously annoyed at a photographer using his phone to take pictures of him and was clearly having a bad day. The fact that Lindsay Lohan did not do time for her crimes and Floyd Mayweather is only set to do 90 days for battery pretty much proves that there is no way that Russell Brand will spend two years in prison.
Do you think Russell Brand will do time? More to the point, do you think he deserves to?