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Charlie Sheen Plea Would Involve Jail Time

5/7/2010 11:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Charlie Sheen is worried about doing 30 days in jail for his Aspen criminal case ... and with good reason, because we've learned there are active plea bargain negotiations underway that would land Sheen in the pokey.

Charlie Sheen plea would involve jail time
TMZ first reported ... the Aspen D.A. was originally willing to allow Sheen to plead guilty to a felony with no jail time.  Sources say under the D.A.'s old proposal, Charlie would be placed on probation for 2 years and at the end of the period his conviction would be expunged -- erased.

But sources say Sheen's people had a practical problem with the plea proposal -- As one source said, "There are a lot of ways to violate probation, and we don't want Charlie doing something that in the next two years could land him in prison for a probation violation."  Translation -- Charlie would probably do something to cross the legal line in the next 2 years. 

Sources also say, Charlie was also worried someone would try to extort him -- i.e., some woman would demand money, or else she'd go to the D.A. with a bogus story.  As one source says, "Charlie has a giant bull's eye on him."

So our sources say there's a new proposal on the table -- Charlie would plead either guilty or no contest to a misdemeanor and get jail time.  We're told right now Charlie is willing to accept 10 days in jail but the D.A. wants at least 30 days.

The reason Charlie's people want jail time -- once he serves his sentence he would either not be placed on probation or he'd get probation for a very short period of time -- so if he screws up later, the Aspen case won't come back to bite him.

We're told there are active negotiations underway between Charlie's lawyers and the D.A., but so far no deal has been reached. 

Sheen was arrested Christmas morning in Aspen, Colorado for felony second degree assault, felony menacing and criminal mischief -- a misdemeanor. Brooke told 911 dispatchers Charlie had a "knife" and "threatened me" and that she feared for her life.

As we first reported, Brooke was legally drunk with a .13 blood alcohol level when she made the 911 call ... at 8:34 in the morning.
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108 COMMENTS

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61.

rex    

i hate charlie sheen he is twc and a super ass who theinks hes above the law **** the bitch

1543 days ago
62.

mario    

Sharon - liberal this

1543 days ago
63.

Bob    

Sharon, what misguided person told you that a convicted felon couldn't vote? I'm a convicted felon, and every 4 years I vote for whomever I like for president. And oh Gee, my vote goes with the rest of the towns peoples votes Convicted Felons broke the law, not the constitution.

1543 days ago
64.

Tim    

Think if what Charkie is doing to the show. There is about 150 people behind the canera from set people to guys that clean the floors. He is putting them out of work for the time he has taken away from the show and jail time would punish everyone on the show. just what we need more people out of work because he screwed up

1543 days ago
65.

dee dee    

CHARLIE... YOUR PARENTS MUST BE SO PROUD!!

1543 days ago
66.

CeCe    

Would any of you want to live in the fish bowl these people live in? Thses things happen to ordinary people every day and they are never heard of in the press. I'll forego the cash for my anonimity!

1543 days ago
67.

LJR    

He is no better than any other domestic violent offender, male or female. He should face the music and take the punishment. Maybe it will teach him to be a better person. I love his show and this will not stop me from watching it. But he needs help.

1543 days ago
68.

cindy    

Even if Brooke was drunk, that does not give Charlie an excuse to pull a knife on her, put his hands around her neck and threaten to have her killed. Charlie was not considered legally drunk but that does not mean he had not been drinking. Charlie has a past history of violence. It is no secret. Those of you who defend him, should read and think again. He should be placed on probation and not serve a measley 10 days to eliminate probation. Charlie is just used to getting his way and does not want to pay the price for what he did. The deal they first set was good but not good enough for him. He would rather not have any consequences for his actions and then will eventually do something again...drugs, or abuse.

1543 days ago
69.

Catmoves    

The "TMZ Staff writers" need to go back to journalism school.
Take Class 101 in identifying people you talk about. The simple name "Brooke" doesn't identify anyone.
Big fat F for you all.

1543 days ago
70.

Lisa    

Hey when Claudine Longet was in the Aspen Jail for killing her boyfriend, she got to repaint her cell. Doesn't sound too bad to me.

1543 days ago
71.

zaphod    

I agree, he's actually too funny and normal to that bad of a guy, we all love our woman, but when they have too much to drink and get mad, look out, that's why when they fight each other they call it a CAT fight.

1543 days ago
72.

Stanley    

Putting Charlie Sheen in jail for any time would be stupid. I bet his wife bears some of the responsibility, and all in all there was no real crime. The truth is that small town's think they can gain notoriety by messing with celebrities when they wouldn't even bother to prosecute most people for the same thing. Instead of putting people in jail who don't belong there, why don't we put some of the Wall Street bankers in prison, considering that they did a million times more criminal damage to the entire country than Charlie.

1543 days ago
73.

Jake    

Give the guy a break. It's not like he molested a kid or something; just kept his love in line............

1543 days ago
74.

thom    

Charlie would be placed on probation for 2 years and at the end of the period his conviction would be expunged -- erased.



AND THE COURTS DO THIS FOR ALL CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES ? ARE JUST THE RICH AND DAMAGED ?



ALL YOU REGULAR CITIZENS - KEEP THIS ARTICLE JUST IN CASE YOUR FUTURE HOLDS THE SAME DESTINY. THEN USE THIS ARTICLE AS EVIDENCE OF DISCRIMINATION......................

1543 days ago
75.

smclendo    

Charlie, I love you as an actor you are really good and very entainering. Dang, I just wish people would leave you alone.

1543 days ago
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