Charlie Sheen is preparing to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from his Christmas assault on wife Brooke Mueller - but will he go to jail?
As part of a plea deal with the Colorado District Attorney's office, Charlie may be facing as many as 45 days in the slammer in Aspen's Pitkin County Jail.
In exchange for Sheen's plea, a felony menacing charge will be dropped.
Sheen's next court appearance is set for June 7, where his plea deal can be entered and his trial in the case (currently set for July 21) therefor canceled.
As for what his punishment will be, sources connected with the case say the D.A. in Aspen and Charlie's lawyers have hammered out four scenarios ...
Charlie Sheen's assault on Brooke Mueller will result in a legal reprimand next week. But the actor is reportedly unsure which of the below scenarios he is willing to accept.
- Charlie pleads guilty to a misdemeanor and serve 30 days in jail. He enters the plea June 7 and immediately begins serving time. With good behavior, it could truncate to 17 days. After that stint, the case is closed. No probation.
- Charlie pleads guilty to a misdemeanor and receives no jail time, but is placed on two years probation. Sounds great, but if the star slips up, the judge could throw the book at him and he could be facing far more than 30 days in jail.
- Charlie receives "deferred prosecution," i.e. the case will not go forward but the Two and a Half Men star must agree to various conditions, like not breaking the law. After a certain period of compliance, the matter would be expunged.
- Go to trial. Sheen is reportedly upset at the Tito Ortiz case, in which the UFC star was not prosecuted, even after allegations similar to those made against Sheen. This would be a huge roll of the dice, because losing ensures jail time.
It's all in his hands at this point, so stay tuned.