This week, 44-year old actor Charlie Sheen plead guilty to a misdemeanor third-degree assault charge as a part of a plea bargain. Two charges were dropped in the bargain, including a criminal mischief misdemeanor and a felony charge of menacing. Sheen was charged after attacking his wife, Brooke Mueller, on Christmas day last year. Court documents revealed that Mueller feared for her life during and after the attack. "My husband had me with a knife and I'm scared for my life," stated Mueller in her 911 call after the attack.
This was not the first time Sheen found himself in court for domestic violence. In 1996, Sheen was charged with assault for attacking his girlfriend. The actor plead no contest and served two years of probation.
As a result of the plea bargain, Sheen was able to avoid jail time by spending 30 days in a rehabilitation center, serving 30 days of probation, and completing 36 hours of domestic violence and anger management counseling.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of domestic violence, contact the Raleigh domestic violence attorneys of Marshall & Taylor PLLC at 919-833-1040 to learn more about your rights.