Throughout the career of an experienced Maryland criminal lawyer, it is common to represent individuals who have been accused of criminal charges. Even celebrities are not exempt from being slapped with life changing charges, as seen by the early Christmas morning arrest of actor Charlie Sheen on felony domestic violence charges. Following arrest from the local police department, Sheen was booked and incarcerated at the county jail.
While police are not releasing the name of the victim, multiple media venues are reporting that the unidentified woman is Sheen’s third wife, real estate investor Brooke Mueller. The actor was arrested following an early morning 911 call that he assaulted his wife. As a result, he was booked on two felony charges, and one misdemeanor charge–second degree assault and menacing, as well as a count of criminal mischief. In order to be released on bond, Sheen is to have no contact with the victim or the victim’s family, no entry to the family residence until further court order, as well as no consumption of drugs or alcohol of any kind.
However, new evidence shows that these allegations could be exaggerated versions of the truth. When Mueller called in the alleged assault, both her and Sheen were given breathalyzer tests. The results showed that Mueller was in fact legally drunk when she made the phone call. Her blood alcohol content was a .13 while Sheen’s registered as only a 0.4. Additionally, just prior to the bail hearing, Mueller informed a female police officer that she was drunk when she made the 911 emergency call. Lastly, according to Sheen’s testimony, Mueller was the aggressor and he was simply defending himself. Nonetheless, law enforcement agents are still pursuing the case.
Facing assault charges is a difficult process for anyone to experience, regardless of celebrity status. Conviction of criminal charges of assault and battery will have life altering consequences, including the loss of driving privileges, fines, and/or jail time. To prevent your personal freedoms and liberties from being taken away, it is in your best interest to contact a hard-working and trustworthy Maryland criminal attorney immediately for legal representation.