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Charlie Sheen

Used Wife's Lawyer

to Cut Deal

6/7/2010 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It's one of the most ironic legal twists in a long time -- TMZ has learned the lawyer who cut the very sweet plea deal for Charlie Sheen also represents Brooke Mueller, the alleged victim in the case and the woman Charlie is almost certainly divorcing.

Charlie Sheen
We've learned ... early on, Charlie's local lawyer tried in vain to cut a plea deal. Then Yale Galanter, who has deep roots in Aspen, was asked by Charlie's people back in March if he could help.

Galanter contacted Pitkin County D.A. Marty Beeson, who we're told initially would only accept a felony plea. Galanter then started wheeling and dealing, even though he was attorney of record for Beeson's star witness.

It took weeks, but Beeson ultimately agreed to a deal that allowed Charlie to plead no contest to misdemeanor assault and serve around two weeks in jail.

After Beeson agreed to the plea, Galanter went on the hunt to find a place that would meet the criteria for work release.  We're told Galanter worked with the Sheriff and honchos at Theatre Aspen for more than a week, and sealed the deal late Friday.

charlie sheen and brooke mueller

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anon    

WOW! How many times can this man plead no contest to a misdeamnor battery? Once in 97 now 2010 and still this man is allowed to have a career, bringing us such gems like that horrible show Two and a Half Men. eeewww! His ex doesn't want him in too much trouble because she has mouths to feed with his $$$$, nice to see her helping her allegedly knife wielding, soon to be ex hubby.



Maybe he won't assault/batter the next girlfriend or wife he has. Fingers crossed:)

1412 days ago
2.

Illinois person    

Sheen is such a dirt bag. He can't even man-up and just do his time (like 30 days is the end of the earth). Community service at a regional theater and this is supposed to be jail? Oh the rich/famous all of that money yet there's one thing they can't buy no matter much they have in the bank - it's called CLASS and believe me this one doesn't have it. Not only that, he isn't aging well at all. Guess it's no wonder he's always in trouble since the court systems always extend a hand of gratitude to those with big bank accounts. How sad for John Doe public who don't have those same options. Wife(s) beater, and prostitutes and drugs oh my!

1412 days ago
3.

Jean    

All of these people are s***bags, including the wife for allowing the husband that threatened her to get off with doing 'meet and greets' at the theatre as his justice.



She should talk to my former friend and neighbor about how horrific spousal abuse can become, if left appropriately unpunished.



Oh wait, she can't -- my friend's husband strangled her to death last year, then stuffed her body into a suitcase and threw it out on the balcony overnight.



Never mind.

1412 days ago
4.

kickaboo    

Brooke knows she wasn't so innocent in her quest either.

1411 days ago
5.

john    

i just don't see what all the hoopla is all about when it comes to charlie sheen and his ladies. i'd rather see emilio and his legendary father make a come back.
and then he is one of the highest paid actors in television. what the bleep????
his tv show lacks humor, and i don't think it is funny at all.
the powers that be i reckon.
hi emilio and martin

1411 days ago

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