R&B singer/songwriter Chris Brown is reportedly thankful to all who have supported him throughout his felony assault case. “He’s very thankful to all the people who’ve been very supportive. This is a kid who’s never been in trouble before, who wants to move past this…,” says Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos. Geragos’ statement follows Brown’s decision to plead guilty of felony assault in exchange for an adjusted sentence that includes no jail time and the dropping of a ‘making criminal threats’ charge Monday. Since February, Brown has been embattled with numerous court dates and a mirage of ‘bad’ press including the loss of radio airplay and endorsement deals — all stemming from his assault on fellow entertainer Rihanna. While there has been mixed reaction, when it comes to the verdict, attorney Mark Geragos implies that Brown will make sure “the message gets out” that domestic violence is “not acceptable”. “He has accepted responsibility and continues to do so and embraces this as an opportunity for him to get his life back on track and his career back on track.” Chris Brown is due for official sentencing August 5.