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ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- Charlie Sheen and his wife, Brooke, are expected to be at a court hearing Wednesday in the Colorado resort town of Aspen, where they'll appear together for the first time since Christmas.

Sheen's attorney will ask a judge to throw out or revise a protection order that prevents Sheen and his wife from contacting each other. Such protection orders are standard in cases of alleged domestic violence.

Prosecutors are opposing Sheen's request.

Authorities arrested Sheen Christmas Day on suspicion of felony menacing, second-degree assault, and criminal mischief. Brooke Sheen told police he put a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her.

Sheen denies threatening his wife, and attorneys for the couple say they want to try to reconcile.

The 44-year-old actor stars in "Two and a Half Men" on CBS.