A Los Angeles judge is considering a request from Chris Brown's lawyer to let the singer walk free from jail in time for a court hearing in Washington, D.C. later this month (Apr14).

Mark Geragos was in court on Tuesday (01Apr14) calling for time with his client before the assault trial, relating to a fight outside a Washington, D.C. hotel last year (13).

The lawyer told the court that he is outraged by the very suggestion that Brown could be shackled, hauled out of L.A. County Jail and sent directly to his hearing.

According to Tmz.com, Geragos argued that his client should be allowed to prepare for trial properly before flying back to Washington, D.C. as a free man on 17 April (14).

Brown has been behind bars since he violated probation last month (Mar14), after getting kicked out of a rehab facility in California.