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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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76.

Ray    

Everyone on here that is passing judgement on charlie sheen because he is a succesfull person.. is piss poor moraly. no one commenting on the website has a clue about the domestic afairs of charlie sheen. but yet you wish jail time for a man you dont know all because he has been more succesfull than you.. all this jealousy so sad how poor a person can be moraly... that is sorry.. and i feel sorry for all you people.

1546 days ago
77.

Bud    

Charlie needs to leave the gold diggin ho's alone .....He's getting a bad rap...

1546 days ago
78.

Michele    

He needs to go to anger management instead of jail. Jail seldom rehabilitates or helps anyone.For example, we have 2 friends that just got out of prison for DWI after 3 years, and the first day they got out they were drinking and smoking again.Seems it would be out of their system after so long a time. I just don't get it.But then I've never smoked or drank, either.

1546 days ago
79.

KT    

I HOPE THE LITTLE JERK DOES DO TIME. HE NEEDS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTALBE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS LIFE.

1546 days ago
80.

carl22grant    

He should be put in jail...just like any other person. Why would he get a sweetheart deal? Because he is an actor? He is not very bright, nor able to control himself. Maybe, just maybe, jail time would help him.....just like anyone else.

1546 days ago
81.

Maher    

I hoop So

1546 days ago
82.

claudia    

I love Charlie Sheen, but I feel that he just didnt handle the problem that he had the smart way. Crabbing a knife and threatening someone wasn't to bright. Maybe it's a alcohol problem or maybe its anger management he needs. But whatever it is Charlie will have to figure it out himself and come to an conclusion of how to deal with issues that occurs in his life. In the mean time until Charlie and Brooke get themselves together mentally, they should stay apart from each other.

1546 days ago
83.

ejohnson     

Put the bum in jail. He's a disgrace to his family.

1546 days ago
84.

James    

Charlie walk a straight line for the next two years? Come on, I have a better chance of winning the lottery then Charlie not screwing up in the next two years. And why do we care about disfunctional idiots anyway.

1546 days ago
85.

Dick    

Charlie Sheen...30 days...WHo shives a git? Why is this even newsworthy?

1546 days ago
86.

Madduck    

I imagine any one of us who have had trouble with the law, that could cut a deal where we only got ten days and no probation would jump on it. Money talks and bulls*it walks and thats the way it will always be. Its not fair, but it is reality. I am making no judgement on the man or the woman in this case. I do know the friends I have would do a year in the county can, before they would do two years probation. Simply because they know they couldn't pass piss tests for two years, and they would end up with the max. This sh*t head is afraid to do ten days! When does his next action movie come out? Freaken punk Mudder Fudder! No offense Charlie, I happen to be a fan of you, your Dad and your brother. I'd just like to see you man up a tad here. Eat bologne sanwhiches for ten to thirty days, then maybe Mike Jordan will want to hang out with you. Just don't ware that fancy underwear to the slam!



1546 days ago
87.

bubba    

just go to jail ,do your time, pick up the soap in the showers (who knows you might like it)

1546 days ago
88.

ps7603    

10 days in jail ... 30 days in jail ... nothing will stop Charlie.

1546 days ago
89.

ps7603    

10 days in jail ... 30 days in jail ... nothing will stop Charlie but the jail. I'd vote for two years and maybe he could get his act together when he gets out ... this time.

1546 days ago
90.

ms april    

hey charlie...luv u and all yur movies and 2 and half men too. u are awesome!! and pretty hot for an older man! luv ya lots! good luck to u man!

1546 days ago
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