Charlie Sheen due in court again -- will he cut a plea deal or head to trial?

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Stop us if this sounds familiar -- on Monday afternoon, Charlie Sheen is due in an Aspen, Colo., court, where he is expected to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge related to a December allegation of domestic violence, for which he will serve no jail time, TMZ reports.

Oh, wait, that doesn’t sound familiar -- back in June, when the first plea deal fell apart, reports were that Sheen would plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge and begin serving his jail time immediately. That deal allegedly fell apart over details of Sheen’s proposed work-release program and whether he’d be allowed to smoke cigarettes during the hours he wasn’t behind bars. Nixing the agreement also meant the “Two and a Half Men” actor didn’t have to do hard time at a community theater.

If Sheen’s attorney and the prosecutors can’t reach a deal, TMZ says, both sides will ask the judge to set a date to take this puppy to trial. Back in March, Sheen entered a not-guilty plea when he was arraigned on one felony count and two misdemeanor counts after his December arrest on suspicion of assaulting wife Brooke Mueller.

-- Christie D’Zurilla

Related dispatches from the Ministry of Gossip:

Charlie Sheen hearing delayed again; plea deal still in flux


Another Charlie Sheen car goes off a cliff -- can anybody stop the madness?

No jail today: Charlie Sheen’s plea deal hits ‘a snag’ -- so let’s do this all again in July, OK?

Charlie Sheen wears a ski cap to court -- because it’s Colorado? [Updated -- no plea deal]

More details on Charlie Sheen’s expected plea deal

That’s not all -- scroll back in time for more Charlie Sheen drama.

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