Charlie Sheen -- Justice Delayed

7/9/2010 12:51 PM PDT
TMZ has learned ... Charlie Sheen's hearing -- where he was expected to plea bargain his criminal case -- will not happen as scheduled on Monday.

We've learned the hearing is now on for August 2.  What's interesting ... Charlie is due back to begin filming "Two and a Half Men" on August 3.

As a plea bargain, we've learned both sides are in deep discussion but no agreement has been reached.  
It would seem Charlie cannot do 17 - 30 days in jail, because of the production schedule ... at least not consecutively.  But again ... we're told no deal has been formally reached.