August 03, 2010 02:24:06 GMT
In exchange for the plea deal, the 'Two and a Half Men' actor is sentenced to 30 days in a rehabilitation center, 30 days of probation and 36 hours of anger management.
During a hearing in an Aspen, Colorado court on Monday, August 2, Charlie Sheen pleaded guilty on a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from a 2009 Christmas Day incident with his wife, Brooke Mueller. Charlie pleaded guilty in exchange for a plea deal with no jail time and more serious charges dropped, Associated Press reported.
The serious charges which were dropped were charges of felony menacing and criminal mischief. Moreover, as part of the plea deal, Charlie has now been sentenced to 30 days in a rehabilitation center, 30 days of probation and 36 hours of anger management. According to the site, the actor has 30 days to make arrangements for his sentence at Promises Treatment Center in California.
Following the sentencing, Charlie said in a statement, "I'm very grateful to the court and to the people of Pitkin County. I look forward to complying with the court's decision, getting on with my life and putting this behind me." Charlie's lawyer Yale Galanter was as pleased as him, stating as quoted by People "Charlie got a great sentence, and I am privileged to have been able to do this for him."
As for Charlie and Brooke's future, Galanter told the site, "I am not a fortune teller so I can't be sure what will happen between them. But Charlie goes back to work tomorrow. He wants to move on with his life in a positive way." Charlie, who has agreed to return to "Two and a Half Men" for two more seasons, will be back at work on Tuesday, August 3.
Charlie Sheen Pleads Guilty on Misdemeanor Assault Charge: