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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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sapphire    

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.
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OK... so who the hell is Shawn Chapman Holley, and why would he or she plead guilty??

1329 days ago
32.

Irene7999    

She seem to be gentle,why?

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1329 days ago
33.

dimes    

Shawn Holley is Lindsay's attorney. She made her bones as part of OJ's dream team back in the day.

1329 days ago
34.

lisa2    

Hmm doesn't help her case. She could have been checking out the alarms or level of vigilence. Also, the earrings she left behind could have been CZ's.

Have a feeling she isn't going to be to welcome in a lot of high end stores or if admitted she will be watched like a hawk.

1329 days ago
35.

Jordan    

Shawn Holley is Lindsay's attorney. She made her bones as part of OJ's dream team back in the day.

Posted at 1:42 AM on Feb 10, 2011 by dimes

You have to remember when holly was OJ attorney all she did was buy the doughnuts and coffee. and the real lawyers did all the work.

1329 days ago
36.

lolzfactory    

I am posting just to show my appreciation for the other posters... hahahah I love you guys. Keep up the hate!

Lindsay has been bailed out so many times... Sweet Lord, how lucky can one person get? I can feel a bit of sadness for a chemically-dependent person, but I can only throw my head back and laugh at Lindsay.

Think about all of the California people who are locked up for smoking weed, or very trivial offenses... And here is LiLo, still running amok and facing very little to no repercussions...
Justice is dead.

1329 days ago
37.

Karren    

Even if she gets the "deal"...there is NO WAY she will be able to stay out of trouble for 12 months. She DID NOT manage to stay out of trouble between leaving REHAB Jan 3, 2011 & her date w/Judge Fox on Feb 25th!!!!

1329 days ago
38.

sem    

How is it even remotely possible that she can plead guilty to ANY criminal charge WHILE ON PROBATION and not go to jail?!? How is that NOT violating her probation?! This is un-freakin-believable!

1329 days ago
39.

burning_plastic    

I think that TMZ wants to appear to be giving her free advise and helping her so she will give them exclusives, but they can't help dragging her through the mud at the same time. There are alternating stories here where one is sympathetic and the next is making fun of her.

It would all be a great joke except for the fact that people that did much less and really would love another chance won't get one, and she's had too many. Her worth is all about being a tabloid clown now, a punchline. She ****ed up.

1329 days ago
40.

RealityBites    

People who are innocent do not plead guilty....we can only hope that happens and the do revoke her probation and put her in jail for the other offenses. She can't get off again or people in CA need to start protesting the courts every time a regular person gets time for the same things!

1329 days ago
41.

Marilyn    

Where were her parents yesterday that they were not there with her?

What more important thing did they each have to do rather than show up in court for their messed up daughter?

She is all alone no meaningful family.

1329 days ago
42.

marknyc    

I don't think that she wants to do anything, the case is in the hands of Shawn . And Shawn knows what to do, for sure.

1329 days ago
43.

Simon    

I'm glad I live in the UK.
If my County was wasting this much money on Jail and Prosecutors, I would be mighty pi**ed off!!!
Also, the judge said that this was a more serious offence. Presumably just wandering out of a store with a piece of jewellery is more dangerous than driving under the influence then, as that's a safe thing to do, as no one ever gets killed on the roads doing that kind of thing!!!
She should get sentenced to community service, and lots of it to pay back to society. She should also be made to attend proper classes with trained Physiatrists’ who can deal with her cries for help, as Lord knows, no one in her mixed up family can help her, and she seems to have no real friends.
Some of this doesn't add up though. How come the jeweller didn't report the theft for 24 hours? Surely they must have known she walked out of the store with it. In that case, why not call the Rozzers straight away??
On Lindsay's side, why steal it in the first place??
1. She can afford it.
2. She can't have thought she wouldn't be recognised.
3. Why wear it after, as she must have known she would get photographed, and EVEN she isn't that stupid!!!
I can see that maybe there was a misunderstanding on her part, but she always seems to be in trouble in one form or another. It's just got to get to a point where it stops right??
I think it's a sad thing that she is like this, as it's the media etc who made her into what she is after all. It must be hard being in the spotlight and having every little thing you do micro analysed. I wouldn't want the poisoned chalice of celebrity any day thank you. Anonymous will do for me!!!

1329 days ago
44.

timid    

She chose to steal, it seems. Obviously, she wants to go to jail so put her in jail.

TMZ please cover someone else. She is so tiresome.

1329 days ago
45.

Sharon    

Are we all getting tired of hearing that LL is "terrified of going to jail". Perhaps not breaking the law is the answer.

I shall follow timid's lead.

TMZ please cover someone else. She is so tiresome

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