Chain smoker Charlie Sheen got his attorney to ask Colorado jail officials if he could light up inside jail but that request went-up in smoke, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
But the Two And A Half Men star WILL BE allowed to wear nicotine patches while he’s housed in cushy Pitkin County Jail in Colorado.
RadarOnline.com can confirm that Sheen will enter a ‘no contest/guilty’ plea on Monday to a single misdemeanor charge in exchange for the felony charge against him being dropped in connection with his alleged Christmas Day assault on wife Brooke Mueller.
A source told RadarOnline.com: “The deal with the District Attorney is for 30 days but that could go down to just 17 days with good behavior.
But even with the relatively short sentence, Charlie couldn’t imagine going without his cigs, and he had his attorney request smoking privileges.
“This request was refused although he can wear nicotine patches in what is considered a very cushy jail,” the source told us.
It’s still unknown which misdemeanor he will plea to – the criminal mischief for breaking Brooke’s eyeglasses or misdemeanor 3rd degree assault.
“The plea deal suits both parties,” the source added. “Charlie Sheen does not want to risk getting locked up in a federal prison so staying at Aspen’s jail for a short time suits him; while prosecutors don’t want to risk the potential embarrassment of losing at trial.”
In exchange for the plea deal it is not expected that Sheen will serve any probation upon his release, RadarOnline.com has learned.
A new court date of June 7 has been scheduled so that a plea deal can be presented to the judge.
If the plea deal is accepted, a June 18 motions hearing will be canceled and there will be no need to go to trial, which is now scheduled to begin on July 21.
Sheen will be required to appear at the Aspen courthouse on June 7 to enter the plea. He could potentially begin serving his jail sentence the same day the plea is entered.
If the star is jailed it is likely he will be housed at Pitkin County Jail in Colorado which is regarded as one of the cushiest jails in America.
The facility is decked out with plants, spacious living areas, a gym, plus televisions and other amenities. Amazingly, when not locked in their cells, inmates are allowed to mingle with the opposite sex in shared living areas – something that would no doubt appeal to Sheen.
Sheen was formally charged with felony menacing and two misdemeanors: 3rd degree assault and criminal mischief, in connection with his alleged Christmas Day assault on Mueller. Menacing, the most serious charge, carries a sentence of one to three years in prison if he is convicted.