Charlie Sheen faces no jail time after pleading guilty to assaulting wife
August 3, 2010
(ChattahBox) – Expensive lawyers and plea bargains are a beautiful thing for the rich and famous. Actor Charlie Sheen, who has had more than his share of legal problems, was arrested on Christmas Day after Brooke Mueller, his third wife, told police he had pulled a knife on her and threatened to have her killed. The actor was charged with felony menacing, misdemeanor third degree assault and misdemeanor criminal mischief. Sheen could have faced up to three years behind bars if he had been convicted on all charges. In exchange for his guilty plea on the misdemeanor third degree assault, prosecutors dropped the charges of menacing and of criminal mischief.
Under a plea agreement reached with prosecutors in Aspen, Co. yesterday, a judge sentenced Sheen, to a 30-day jail term, and undergo 36 hours of counseling on domestic violence. But Sheen will receive credit for time already spent in rehab, so according to TMZ, the actor will check in and then leave almost immediately. The deal allows Sheen to start filming the new season of Two and Half Men, of which he negotiated a deal with CBS that took his pay to a reported $1.8 million per episode.