Aspen prosecutors have formally charged Brooke Mueller, the ex-wife of Charlie Sheen, with felony cocaine possession with the intent to distribute. The charges stem out of the alleged actions of the former actress on the night of December 2, 2011 when she supposedly assaulted a woman. Later that night, she was arrested by Aspen police.
Prosecutors seem intent on making drug possession charges stick to the actress. To eliminate a potential defense regarding the quantity of the drug, the prosecution has charged Ms. Mueller with one count of possessing over 4 grams of cocaine as well as one count of possessing under 4 grams of cocaine.
If convicted, Mueller could face serious penalties. If Mueller is found guilty of possessing the larger amount of cocaine, she could be sentenced to as much as six years in prison. On the other hand, if convicted of possessing the smaller amount, her sentence could be much lighter. She could be ordered to serve an 18 month sentence.
Once Mueller’s case is put in perspective, people believe it is unlikely she would either of these sentences. Because Mueller has no prior drug charges, it is more likely that she would receive probation.
Probation assumes Mueller is convicted or accepts a deal.
Drug crime defense begins with examining all of the facts of a case. An experienced Los Angeles drug crimes lawyer will look for any problems with the prosecution, including civil rights violations, procedural errors as well as contradictory evidence.
Source: www.tmz.com, “Brooke Mueller Charged With Coke Possession” 23 February 2012