The woman-beating singer had hope earlier today that his May hit-and-run wouldn’t cost him his probation:

But TMZ is reporting that Brown didn’t get what he wished for:

Ain’t that a shame?

According to TMZ, Brown has been released on his own recognizance, but when he returns to court in August for a hearing, if he is found to have violated his probation, he could face up to four years in the slammer.

As you can imagine, Team Breezy’s taking it pretty hard:

Of course he didn’t! Unless you count fleeing the scene of an accident as doing something wrong. And then there’s that whole matter of how he treats women.

In any event, karma’s a real … well, you know.