Charlie Sheen Open to Working Out a Plea in Assault Case

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Charlie Sheen is in discussions with the Colorado District Attorney about his Christmas arrest for assaulting wife Brooke Mueller in Aspen.

A source tells that Sheen, 44, is considering a plea bargain in which he'll plead guilty to a misdemeanor in exchange for having a felony menacing charge dropped. He may spend up to 45 days in jail.

A rep for the actor tells Us, "Charlie has not agreed to do anything except enter into discussions with the court."

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"He has been accused of a crime. Prior to any trial, courts would like to work out a plea," the rep added. "It saves the court money, it saves the community money. If they can do it, they will. If they can't decide on something, they will go to trial."

The Two and a Half Men star -- who has maintained his innocence -- does "not necessarily" want to make a plea deal, a source says.

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A judge ruled that Sheen appear in court in Aspen on June 7 to enter a plea. The trial is slated to begin June 18.