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Sheen's Lawyers Challenge Damning Evidence

4/14/2010 11:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Charlie Sheen's lawyers have made their move to block incriminating evidence from his criminal trial ... TMZ has learned.


TMZ has obtained a motion to suppress incriminating statements made by Charlie, on grounds cops failed to read him his Miranda rights.

Charlie's lawyers claim  ... when officers arrived at his home on Christmas Day, the "Two and a Half Men" star was effectively in custody, because anyone in Charlie's shoes would have felt they were not free to leave.  People in custody must be told they have a right to remain silent, a right to an attorney, etc., before cops can question them.

Sources tell TMZ that Charlie admitted to cops, among other things, that he broke Brooke Mueller's eyeglasses, and that is the basis of one of the charges.  Sheen's lawyers want all his statements excluded from evidence.

And the defense filed other motions.  They want the prosecution to disclose "all attempts on the part of the alleged victim to supplement her statement to law enforcement..."  Translation -- Brooke changed her story and the defense wants every last detail.

And in yet another motion, Charlie's lawyers want the personnel file of former Officer Valerie McFarlane, the Aspen cop who interviewed Brooke.  According to docs, McFarlane was fired by the P.D., because she reportedly used her position to get free concert tickets, and then gave "favorable treatment" to a local reporter who was working the story. A surveillance camera captured some of the contact between McFarlane and the reporter, and the defense wants a copy of the tape.

The documents make it clear ... if the case goes to trial the defense wants to rip the former officer apart on the stand, and they want prosecutors to supply them with the ammunition.  They also want to impeach Brooke, if push comes to shove.


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This guy is Zero and Half Man... so sad. Charlie, you're an amazing actor, clean your crap up.

1652 days ago


I would think someone with Charlie's 'special' understanding of the law would have known to keep his pie hole shut.

1652 days ago


Why would he have his rights read to him when the officers were still trying to determine what happened by interviewing everyone at the scene, including Sheen?

1652 days ago


In other words, Charlie's lawyers know he's guilty and are going to get him off on a technicality. Shame on the lawyer, Charlie, the network who keeps employing him, and all the people who watch his show. The network should be boycotted by ALL self respecting women. What's it going to take? Him killing someone on live tv before people believe that he is a violent, violent man.

1652 days ago

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1652 days ago


failed to read him his Miranda you have something better going then that. It must be expensive to think up that junk.

1652 days ago


bye Charlie

1652 days ago


He isn't attractive, he's boring on the show and he's been violent repeatedly - he's a loose cannon that needs to go to jail for a few years to wake up before he kills his wife, a nanny, one of his kids or someone else. And then he needs to just go away.

1652 days ago


He makes me laugh when he record video message to president Obama. Is he serious man?

1652 days ago


As if this story couldn't be MORE screwed up.... it changes all most daily....He said she said... they were both drunk... the kids were not hurt let it go and nail him/her next time.... or remove the kids and be done with it!

1652 days ago


Check It Out

1652 days ago


who cares.........and get rid of these *^^$%$%$*%^$*%$ tmz..they suck

1652 days ago


leave Charlie alone, he did nothing wrong but protect himself from an intoxicated screaming maniac. as for bikini 123 take a long walk off a short dock you ignorant baffoon, go pay to advertise so we don`t have to see your ads of useless junk.

1652 days ago


So Charlie is still the spoiled Hollywood kid who will use anything and everything to get out of something he admitted doing! WHY doesn't he just take responsibility and take it like a man? What a role model-NOT. Use to like him, but his behavior leaves a bad taste in one's mouth anymore.
Time to grow up Charlie, you aren't that young Hollywood youngster anymore.

1652 days ago


Well that's interesting.

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