Charlie Sheen has been charged with felony menacing, third degree assault and misdemeanour criminal mischief in court in Aspen, Colorado.
The actor did not enter a plea.
He and his wife Brooke Mueller were called to court to further address a Christmas Day (25Dec09) fight, which landed Sheen behind bars after allegedly threatening his spouse with a knife.
Sheen faces two years behind bars if convicted on the charges against him.
There was good news for the actor - the judge overseeing the case agreed to relax a protective order against Sheen, so he and his wife can attempt a reconciliation. The order has been in place since just after Christmas Day.
In court, Sheen was told he could have communication and contact with Mueller but he is not allowed to drink alcohol, harass his wife or possess firearms, according to TMZ.com.
The actor flew up to Aspen from Los Angeles on Monday morning (08Feb10); Mueller flew in from North Carolina, where she has been attending a wellness clinic, over the weekend (06-07Feb10).
The couple has reportedly agreed to fly back to Los Angeles together.