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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Charlie Sheen Charges: Aspen DA Addresses Rumors, Says Actor Wasn't Given Preferential Treatment

ASPEN, Colorado--Actor Charlie Sheen did not receive preferential treatment when he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence Christmas morning and was able to bond out that same day, said Chief Deputy District Attorney Arnold Mordkin.

Defendants in domestic-violence cases are required to be brought before a judicial officer within 48 hours if he or she is taken into custody with a warrantless arrest. A person can bail out but that also requires contact with a judge, Mordkin said Monday.

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