Chris Brown SNEAKS Into Jail!

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Chris Brown pulled a fast one Monday … turning himself in at an L.A. jail for his hit-and-run case — a day head of schedule.

our sources has learned … Brown showed up at the Van Nuys jail at around 2 PM.  We”re told his lawyer, Mark Geragos, engineered it all and the purpose was to make it happen without any photogs present.

Brown was booked and released on his own recognizance — no bail.  We”re told the whole thing took around 45 minutes.

Now here”s what”s interesting.  Just a few hours earlier, there was a gaggle of photogs at the courthouse which is connected to the jail, because 50 Cent made a court appearance.  When the cameras were gone, Chris appeared.

Sneaky, Geragos.