Charlie Sheen's new year's not looking so good.
Brooke Mueller, Sheen's wife and mother of their two 9-month old sons, is preparing for legal battle after he was arrested on domestic violence charges Christmas Day.
Galanter told TMZ his client isn't going back on her claim that Sheen threatened her with a "switchblade." But, he admitted, Mueller did "minimize her story, like many wives in a similar situation do, when they realize their husband could go to jail."
Galanter plans to file papers with the Aspen, Colo. court today, asking the judge to allow Brooke and Charlie to resume contact with each other "so they can work on resolving the conflicts in their marriage," he told TMZ. The lawyer added that the couple loves each other very much and what happened over the Christmas holiday amounted to "one bad night."
ABCNews.com's calls and e-mails to Galanter for further comment were not immediately returned.
Meanwhile, Sheen's ex-wife, Denise Richards, is using the current controversy to highlight her problems with the actor. Tuesday, she tweeted that "one day..I will spill my guts about EVERYTHING," alluding to her rocky relationship with her ex-husband and father of their two young daughters.
It's the latest in a long line of scandals for the "Two and a Half Men" star. Below, check out the details behind his most recent arrest and his four other infamous flubs.
While many Christmas mornings involve hot chocolate and piles of wrapping paper, this Dec. 25, Sheen landed himself in hot water and added to his rap sheet. The 44-year-old actor getting booked at 11:20 a.m. for second-degree assault, menacing and criminal mischief after Mueller, 32, called 911 around 8 a.m.
People magazine reported that alcohol and the couple's past history of alcohol abuse led to a Christmas eve spat that turned ugly during the early hours of Dec. 25. In the 911 call recording, Mueller tearfully chokes, "My husband had me with a knife. I was scared for my life and he threatened me." She describes the knife as a "switchblade."
When the 911 operator asks for her name, Mueller says, "Brooke" quietly. When asked her husband's name she waits before admitting "It's Charlie Sheen," and starts crying.
Sheen posted an $8,500 bond Friday night and was released from jail that evening. He's due in court Feb. 8, 2010. Sheen returned to Los Angeles after leaving jail while Mueller and the couple's 9-month-old twin boys remain in Aspen.
But Sheen and Mueller aren't splitting up yet, according to Sheen's attorney. "They have two children together and they love one another," Richard Cummins told media outlets Saturday. "And they're going to work through what is a difficult time and they're going to do that together and as privately as possible." According to Radar Online, the two may also check into rehab together.
ABCNews.com's e-mails to Sheen's representatives requesting further comment were not immediately returned.