Following the news earlier this afternoon that lawyers from both sides of the Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller domestic dispute had requested the court in Colorado dismiss the protection order that keeps Charlie from communicating with his wife, OK! spoke to the prosecutor in the case, who made it very clear that he intends to fight this latest development.
“In the case of domestic violence, we do want the victim to have a safety plan in place,” Chief Deputy District Attorney in Pitkin County, Colorado, Arnold Mordkin told OK!, adding that he has indeed expressed his office’s opposition to the motion.
“We always oppose lifting the protection order,” he explained, saying that it is his job in alleged domestic violence cases to limit “the access to annoy, harass, molest, intimidate, retaliate against or tamper with the victim.”
In the Sheen case, Mordkin said he was particularly opposed to lifting the portions of the order that forbid Charlie from possessing a firearm (or any other weapon), consuming alcohol or using drugs.
There will be a hearing on Monday morning 10:30am in front of Judge James Berkley Boyd, though Mordkin pointed out that he’s unclear on whether this hearing is to make a decision on the motion to dismiss or merely to set a date for such a decision.
As for whether this motion to dismiss will in any way alter how the prosecution moves forward in the case against Charlie, Mordkin was very clear:”Not at all,” he stated. “One has nothing to do with the other. Domestic violence is a serious crime.”
Mordkin explained that it’s typical for both the victim and the perpetrator request a dismissal. “They need to be able to communicate with each other, especially when they have kids:” he told OK!.
He also clarified that the current protection order does not prevent Charlie from seeing his twin sons; it only keeps him from having any direct contact with Brooke. “They must make arrangements through lawyers,” he explained.