Charlie Sheen’s domestic abuse case will be heard on June 18 after Judge James Boyd ordered a new date for a motions hearing, during a status conference today in Aspen, Colorado, RadarOnline.com has learned.
The troubled actor’s lawyer Richard Cummins will try to persuade the judge during that hearing that Sheen made a series of inadmissible statements to local police officer Rick Magnuson, because he was not read his Miranda rights while being questioned at the home he and Brooke Mueller rented.
Patrol Officer’s Valerie McFarlane and Magnuson were the arresting officers who were called to the rented home on Christmas Day after Mueller made an emotional 911 call claiming that the actor had held a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her.
He will also request personnel files on the two officers at the next court date.
Celebrity lawyer Hal Haddon was at today’s hearing but remained tight-lipped when asked if he was now part of ‘Team Sheen’.
Sheen’s current lawyer Richard Cummins said: “Mr Haddon is not working for the defense right now.”
Despite this denial it is now widely expected that Haddon will join the effort to keep the star out of jail – neither Sheen or Brooke Mueller were present inside the courtroom for the brief hearing.
The Two And A Half Men star has been charged with felony menacing and two misdemeanors: 3rd degree assault and criminal mischief, in connection with his alleged assault on Mueller.
The actor has pled not guilty to all three charges. If convicted on all three counts, he could face between two and six years in jail.
It is fully expected the Two And A Half Men star’s legal team will claim at trial that no crime happened. Sheen’s lawyers are also gearing up to attack the credibility of local Patrol Officer Valerie McFarlane who is no longer employed by the Colorado Police Department.
The relationship between Sheen and Mueller has become extremely strained in recent weeks after it was revealed that the hellraiser actor had become involved with professional escort Angelina Tracy.