Charlie Sheen Gets Rehab Instead of Jail Time

The actor was sentenced to 30 days in rehab for his misdemeanor assault charge against Brooke Mueller

Charlie Sheen has lucked out. The actor will not be serving jail time for his misdemeanor assault charge, that stemmed from last year's Christmas Day altercation with his wife, Brooke Mueller. Instead, the Two and a Half Men actor will do his time at the posh Promises rehab center in Malibu.

Sheen, 44, appeared in court Monday, where he pled guilty to the charge. He was sentenced to 30 days in rehab, 36 hours of anger management classes, and 30 days of probation. This was all part of a plea deal the actor's lawyers made with prosecutors on his behalf, as more serious charges against Sheen -- felony menacing and criminal mischief -- were dropped.

This will be his second stint in rehab this year, as Sheen worked on his problems at an undisclosed rehab center in March for "preventative measures," his rep said at the time.

"I'm very grateful to the court and to the people of Pitkin County," Sheen said in a statement. "I look forward to complying with the court's decision, getting on with my life and putting this behind me."

Sheen, who has twin sons with Mueller, has 30 days to report to Promises. Meanwhile, he will be working on his CBS sitcom, as production on season eight is scheduled to begin Tuesday.

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