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Lindsay Lohan -- Felony Grand Theft Charges Filed

2/9/2011 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan has been officially charged with felony grand theft ... TMZ has learned.  The case has just been filed.

Lindsay Lohan Felony Charges
Lindsay is accused of stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice, CA jewelry store on January 22. Surveillance video from the store shows Lindsay walking out with the necklace, which is partially hidden by other jewelry around Lindsay's neck.

Prosecutors recommended Lindsay's bail be set at $20,000. If convicted of felony grand theft, according to the charging documents Lindsay could face up to three years in state prison.

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Lindsay will be arraigned today at 1:30 PM PT -- we'll livestream the hearing so stay tuned.


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31.

ted    

Off with her head!

1295 days ago
32.

Jay    

@Is she entitled to bail on the felony charge? on the probation violation?

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There is something called a bail hold, that is when someone is on probation and they get charged with a felony crime, they can put a bail hold on the defendant for up to several weeks while investigating whether or not they violated probation.


I am not too up to date on Cali laws so I think bail holds may be reserved for those on felony probation.

1295 days ago
33.

Jen    

Buh bye b1tch! She is hopeless at this point...

1295 days ago
34.

Nancy     

LOVE the picture! Good work TMZ.

1295 days ago
35.

lou    

Nicole? Nicole (echo)

Why aren't you #1 or #2 on this story? I know you have the capability. So where are you. Where is your "Thank god, so and so did such and such to lie for Lindsay?" We're all waiting...(taps foot in echoing hall...)

Oh, wait, silly me! I forgot - no laptops in the courtroom!

1295 days ago
36.

cb    

i thought the other day you were saying max 3 now 1? tmz is it you are the judicial system in california who is making things up as they go along?

and is it just me or has she lost ANY hottness factor? when you hit your PEAK at 17... thats just SAD. she looks like she doesn't shower, prob doesn't even own a toothbrush. plain GROSS. that Olsen Twin HOBO style is SO 2005...

1295 days ago
37.

Manimal    

While in Federal Prison maybe she can plan a bank heist when she gets out...a career criminal is about the ONLY thing she'll have to look forward to.

1295 days ago
38.

My two cents ;)    

she needs to be locked the effe up...It's not a "oh poor sweet misguided kid trying to figure out life" she is a manipulative lying stealing selfish jerk who knows exactly what she is doing and has done. She isn't dead so there is that we still get to follow up on her latest round of "It's Not My Fault" Lilo's endorsed game to play

1295 days ago
39.

Selebraties Suck    

I hope she's financially broke and I hope the rest of Hollywad is too.

Making a fool of yourself over and over and over, doesn't pay the bills. There is a long trail of broken "starlets" in hollywood who had way more talent and class than Lindsay.

BOYCOTT HOLLYWAD PHONIES.

1295 days ago
40.

Jay    

Lindsay Lohan has tweeted the following:

1)Nails are done, now just have to wake mom up, she is the reason I'm always late to court!

2)Geez soon I'm gonna have more cavity searches on my resume than a frequent flyer with the last name Muhammad #jailsucks

3)Today will be the first Lohan family reunion of the new year! Better get out my favorite nail stencil.

4)I didn't steal anything it was my evil twin from the Parent Trap!

http://twitter.com/LiloInPsychWard

Posted at 10:34 AM on Feb 9, 2011 by Jay
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Jay, that was brilliant!

Posted at 10:40 AM on Feb 9, 2011 by Davey Boy
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Thank you, thank you, thank you very much.

1295 days ago
41.

Crabbey    

"California has “Determinate Sentencing” laws. This means that if someone is convicted of a felony offense and sentenced to prison, the Judge may impose one of three prison terms: “low-term”, “mid-term” or “high-term.” These are “exact” or “determined” terms. This is different from States which use “Indeterminate Sentencing” laws, where you hear terms like “two-to-five” or “ten-to twenty.” This means the term is “not-determined” and can be anywhere from ten to twenty years as an example. Prior to 1977, California had indeterminate sentencing. For the past thirty years California has had determinate felony sentencing."

So Lohan must have been determined to be charged with the low-term guidelines, probably because the value of the necklace wasn't that high and she doesn't have a previous theft conviction. Kind of reduces the schadenfreude, but oh well.

1295 days ago
42.

Politico Pablo    

Doesn't she look radiant. She's ready for her closeup.

1295 days ago
43.

becky    

CA Probation Violation Law:

If the probation officer believes that he or she has violated the terms of his probation, the probation officer will ask that the felony warrant go out for the defendant’s arrest. In almost every county in California, the defendant is then arrested and held on a NO BAIL HOLD STATUS.

A “NO BAIL HOLD STATUS” means that the defendant will remain in custody for several weeks while the matter is investigated. The defendant will not be permitted to post bail while the probation violation matter is pending. In these cases it is extremely important to retain a skilled criminal defense attorney.

What many people do not realize is that to be found in violation of probation a probation violation hearing must take place.

1295 days ago
44.

Puckett    

Pitiful she has to write Shhh on her finger, how old is she?

Posted at 10:29 AM on Feb 9, 2011 by dd

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She didn't write it on her finger. It's a very common tattoo that people get, you've heard of tattoos right? And no that picture wasn't just taken in court either... it's old. lol

1295 days ago
45.

ruthie    

nicole is over at ROL making comments under the name "chill"

1295 days ago
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