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Lindsay Lohan Wants Plea Deal

2/10/2011 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan insists she's innocent but still desperately wants to plea bargain her felony grand theft case because she's terrified of being locked up ... sources connected with the case tell TMZ.

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Judge Keith Schwartz set a court hearing for February 23, so the lawyers can talk plea bargain.  We've learned Lindsay is willing to plead guilty to make the case go away, provided she doesn't get any jail or prison time.

Sources say the prosecutor wants jail time so there's an impasse.

But there's another way Lindsay can make this case go away.  When there is only one charge on the table -- as there is here -- the defendant can essentially cut a deal with the judge, cutting the D.A. out of the picture.  If Shawn Chapman Holley offers to plead guilty to felony grand theft, with the judge's assurance he won't put her behind bars, the case could go away.

And, it's common in cases like this for the judge to reduce the offense to a misdemeanor if Lindsay stays out of trouble for 12 months.

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JungleTails com    

FIRST

1349 days ago
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Philly    

How many times will they put out decisions saying 'well as long as you stay out of trouble for x time' and then have her re-violate it? It seems to just be a perpetual winding of a clock with no end.

1349 days ago
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Mary    

And the chances that Lindsay can manage to stay out of trouble for 12 months are:

a) slim
b) none
c) non-existent
d) all of the above

I can't imagine with her history the judge agreeing to a plea deal with no jail time served. This girl needs a severe wake-up call. Wearing that outfit to court and rolling her eyes shows just how immature she really is. Her entire life is about how to avoid the consequences of her actions, as if to prove she IS different than everyone else (contrary to what the Judge said). I hope they throw the book at her.

1349 days ago
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Zach Swan    

If Lohan does not serve at least six months in prison, the California judicial system will be seen by the entire world as a complete joke and a two tiered system that coddles celebrities (or pseudo celebrities in Stealhan's case.) Honey, you earned prison, now pay the price.

1349 days ago
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Jordan    

Lindsay has absolutly no faith in Shawn Chapman Holley. Going from "I am innocent it was a misunderstanding" to plea me out i will plead guilty.

1349 days ago
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bob     

I'd really hate to see a plea deal. It's too darn bad she doesn't want to go to jail, or in this case, prison. It really angers me when these "celebrities" and/or entitled people get away with crap. I hope the judge doesn't suddenly get weak knees and cave in to Holley's schemes.

1349 days ago
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dimes    

I can't blame her for wanting to weasel out of jail time, we'd all do the same thing in her position. She's got nothing to lose by trying to game the system.

But even if she slides on this one, isn't the other judge going to incarcerate her for violating probation?

1349 days ago
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Carvey    

She'll plead guilty but continue going around proclaiming her innocence. As a member of the public I find this unacceptable. We all know the mean girl isn't going to serve any real time, but if this doesn't sting some she will never learn.

1349 days ago
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Sheeple Herder    

And people in hell want ice water.

1349 days ago
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Jordan    

Shawn Chapman Holley must have been the OJ lawyer that did all the coffee and doughnut runs while the real lawyers defended OJ.

1349 days ago
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JLS    

You can't be serious. They have a solid case against her. If this judge agrees to no jail time he's going to hear about it.

Lindsay Lohan does this crap over and over and doesn't have the same consequences as anyone else would in the same situation. She's clearly guilty here and they've got what they need for a conviction this time. Why bother with this route?

Don't do it. I am shocked he allowed bail today. I wouldn't have. This is a felony and she's continually shown she doesn't respect the court. No bail.

1349 days ago
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Idiot!    

"When there is only one charge on the table -- as there is here -- the defendant can essentially cut a deal with the judge, cutting the D.A. out of the picture."

Such BS on the part of the TMZ high school dropout who wrote this. This is a very unusual example; less than 1 in 100 cases ever goes there, and only if 1) the defendent has no history of problems with the law, and 2) the judge feels the DA is being obsessively vindictive. BLOWhan has an extensive history of recent offenses, rehabs, probation violations and troubles; this won't be available to her.

"If Shawn Chapman Holley offers to plead guilty to felony grand theft, with the judge's assurance he won't put her behind bars, the case could go away."

And if cows flew, everyone would constantly carry umbrellas. Are you serious? There's no way she's going to essentially walk away from this with no accountability (as usual), which is what the TMZ chimpanzee who wrote this article is suggesting; the DA is a hardass & wants her to be accountable. No matter what kind of ridiculous stuff she pulls, she's going to prison for theft and there's nothing she can do about it. Her immediate future is getting beaten down in prison & having her stuff stolen by other inmates. Get used to it, BLOWhan...

1349 days ago
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CanDoAttitude2011    

Please stop giving attention to this waste of space. IT'S BORING AND REPETITIVE. She's a train wreck, we get it, everyone and their dog gets it. Just take 90 days off, just for giggles. Please!

1349 days ago
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proudamericana    

The California legal system is already seen by the world as a joke because of their failure to send that nasty drug addict, Paris "I got banned from Japan" Hilton - the lying, devious drug addict has stuck to fingers up at justice last year and STILL they let her off the hook!!! This Lindsey Lohan is basically identical to that cocaine dealer Paris Hilton, except, this one doesn't have daddy's bucks.

1349 days ago
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Hime    

Even if she doesn't get jail time in the theft case, pleading guilty means she will definitely have violated terms of her probation, which will be revoked, and she'll get time for THAT- so it's a lose/lose.

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