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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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Anne    

Dear Cindy, you think smokeing crack is NOT a crime! Or do you think because they were both invoved in this alteration and she simply does not leave marks she's not part of the problem? They are both gulity! They are both spoiled and they both need to learn and grow up!

1594 days ago
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cindy    

Anne, I was not aware that Brooke was arrested for smoking crack nor was I aware she was arrested for any other crime that day. In fact, I do not believe Brooke was arrested for anything, She was the victim of Charlie's Domestic Violence. Who knows, if she was trying to defend herself, but that is not a crime either. Like any other crime, there has to be proof. There was proof of Charlie's violence towards Brooke. Pulling a knife on someone, making marks on their neck and threatening their life are all serious and only Charlie did that. He was arrested and must now face the music. Unfortunately, Charlie cannot even commit to good behavior for probation years and wants the time reduced. He will be back in trouble agin, in the future. Unfortunately, I must disagree with you, only Charlie was guilty of a crime. Being spoiled and needing to grow up are not crimes. Charlie is spoiled, does need to grow up and obviously has a temper that he cannot control which is dangerous. Time and help might eliminate all or part of that but a strongly doubt it. He should not be cut any slack though because he is Charlie Sheen. Do the crime...should do the time...simple.
Sorry, but I am against Domestic Violence. If you are for it, go for it!

1594 days ago
108.

hoverZero    

the thing is that the media is an enemy to the court system & everybody in the world is reading about what happens. the judge might also favor him or not, like tommy chong. a fan of his could easily spawn & cap the judge if he were given a big sentence. the judge is prob. more scared. if he did 10-30 it would prob. be in a luxurious jail sweet as to not start anything with other inmates. then again he will be an ex-convict & not be allowed to carry a gun or vote.

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