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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.

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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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cathy    

Ah! The lifestyles of the rich and famous. You and I would already be locked up. www.newsy1.wordpress.com

1597 days ago
17.

Flower    

There's a big difference between "questioning" someone and investigating a complaint. If Charlie Sheen shot his mouth off to officers when they arrieved at the house to INVESTIGATE (no one yet taken into custody).....oh well, tough s**t.

1597 days ago
18.

DoggyStyle    

Brooke has admitted going to rehab for crack. I'd guess they're both just as guilty in this matter.

1597 days ago
19.

ralph    


The 911 caller said Charlie had a knife and was trying to LEAVE.



Sigmund Freud would say this is clearly a crisis that was brought on because the woman was afraid of losing her man.



When the cops arrived, they sent a cop to the back door... to apprehend Charlie if he tried to walk out the back entry to his residence. Then a cop told him to walk downstairs, an order Charlie followed in fear of being charged with resisting arrest.



One of the cops was a woman, but it does not appear that any of the cops involved at any time were Hispanic like Charlie (Carlos Irwin Estevez) -- names were McFarlane, Magnuson, and Ward. Of course, Hispanics are no problemo in Colorado.



1597 days ago
20.

ralph    



The 911 caller said Charlie had a knife and was trying to LEAVE.
Sigmund Freud would say this is clearly a crisis that was brought on because the woman was afraid of losing her man.
When the cops arrived, they sent a cop to the back door... to apprehend Charlie if he tried to walk out the back entry to his residence. Then a cop told him to walk downstairs, an order Charlie followed in fear of being charged with resisting arrest.
One of the cops was a woman, but it does not appear that any of the cops were Hispanic like Charlie (Carlos Irwin Estevez) -- names were McFarlane, Magnuson, and Ward. Of course, Hispanics are no problemo in Colorado.



1597 days ago
21.

samantha    

Somebody needs to lynch Charlie Sheen's ugly, pasty ass. Maybe Charlie dying could be the plotline for an episode of his show. I know I would tune in for that one. It would be a ratings bonanza!

1597 days ago
22.

viper1st    

Excuse Me? How many times over Colorado's legal blood/alcohol level was Brooke when she cries "I'm a VICTIM" & calls/makes intoxicated statements to the Aspen police? - just an observation.

1597 days ago
23.

dd    

If he gets off blame the cop, she was misbehaving.

1597 days ago
24.

roy    

He isn't attractive
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1597 days ago
25.

stonermoog    

there really is no lower form of life on earth than a defense attorney.

1597 days ago
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I hope that the judge denies the motion, while he is due a air trial, if that evidence is legit then it needs to stay in the case



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1597 days ago
28.

bruno    

Hello?! The cops don't have to read you your Miranda rights until AFTER you are arrested. While they are investigating initially, they aren't required to say any of it to you...and everything you do choose to say becomes part of the record.



Just because YOU feel trapped/unable to leave doesn't mean that you are under arrest.

1597 days ago
29.

LaToya Jackson    

I love Charlie !!! Good Luck

1597 days ago
30.

stan    

This is a huge mess that he caused. He needs to grow up. Life is not a big party. When you have children your focus should be them and not a 24/7 party. He is a HOLLYWOOD BRAT. He never had to work hard for anything. He should go to jail. Throw the book at him and then throw it at him again & again.

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