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Lindsay's Lawyer: Grand Theft, My A**!

2/13/2011 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan's lawyer says her client is innocent -- but that aside, the necklace in question isn't valuable enough to trigger a felony grand theft charge.

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Shawn Holley (no longer Shawn Chapman Holley) tells TMZ, "We intend to challenge the prosecution's case because the truth is, Ms. Lohan didn't steal anything.  But even if she had, it seems to me that the appropriate charge, based on the fair market value of the goods, should have been petty theft and not grand theft."

TMZ broke the story ... various Los Angeles jewelers believe the necklace Lindsay allegedly stole isn't worth nearly the $2,500 Kamofie & Company was asking. Under California law, the item in question must have a "fair market value" of more than $950 to constitute grand theft. The jewelers we spoke with said the fair market value ranged between $800 and $1,000. If the value is $950 or less, it would be petty theft, a misdemeanor punishable by six months in jail, rather than one year in prison.

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There have been countless cases in which people charged with grand theft successfully defended themselves by asserting that prosecutors overinflated the fair market value of the item that was allegedly stolen.

As Holley put it, "A $5 lump of coal with a $2,500 price tag is still a $5 lump of coal."

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Ghost Rider    

As a guy I also think Lindsay is a great looking girl, and any guy would be lucky to have a someone as pretty as Lindsay.

1257 days ago
467.

anyjoe    

Here's the thing about the question (see below), sometimes something is right and sometimes something is wrong, but more often something is closer to the middle. Now before you jump to the conclusion that I am talking about her actions in this sit back down. I'm not.

As pointed out here on TMZ about a million times a day, Lidsey has a long track record of dishonest behavior. Take any one of the incidents on its own and you may be able to explain it away or atleast poke a hole or two in it, but take all the incidents as a whole and there is a defiantly pattern there and anyone who can not see it is not being very objective.

So the point of the question was this: Would it bother you very much if she was found guilty even if she did not do this particular thing being as she has got a way with so much the last few years some people have used the word Teflon to describe her?

1257 days ago
468.

anyjoe    

@ FUTMZ

Na I wouldn't deal with any of them. I will be the first to admit they would chew me up and spit me out and I would come away owing them money over the deal.

1257 days ago
469.

Jack Frost    

by--,

Great idea, I'll get cracking on it and split royalties with you. Modern Day Sea Hag-the life and times of Lindsay Lohan.

1257 days ago
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anyjoe, if she did not steal the necklace, and was found guilty of it only because of the other incidents, and not at all due to evidence in this case, then yes, it would bother me. That is not what justice is or should be about.

1257 days ago
471.

Jack Frost    

Screw Soetoro

1257 days ago
472.

Cherie    

Whatta low-life Lohan is. The whole Lohan clan seems to me like a bunch of moronic liars that have no morals and no class. I guess what can ya expect when two people like Michael and Dina Lohan procreate? Crap + Crap = CRAP

Lindsay can go Hell where she belongs.

1257 days ago
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Scotty    

The necklace is a ugly POS. I believe that Lindsay was set up. How was she able to walk out of that jewelry store wearing such expensive merchandise? The jewelry designer and store have never gotten so much FREE publicity. They say that they mean Lindsay no harm, but their actions speak otherwise!

1257 days ago
474.

Cherie    

Oh yea...and what's up with those LIPS???? Geezus she looks like a freakin' BLOW FISH!! SKANKY HO-BAG!!

1257 days ago
475.

Soetoro    

"The Modern Day Sea Hag" is mine, touch it and you will be talking to my lawyers.

1257 days ago
476.

Cherie    

I read an article in a magazine that said that Lindsay recently moved next door to her ex - Samantha Ronson...Can anyone say STALKER??!! Supposedly Samantha was pissed about it. How desperate can she be to do that? Lindsay claims she didn't know that Sam lived there...But C'MON...that's a crock.

1257 days ago
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I think that that if the evidence against her is strong enough to prove her guilt, then she needs to get a viable consequence, because the previous run-ins she's haven't been terribly effective at influencing her to make the changes to a lifestyle that most people are seeing as a ruination of a career, and possible untimely end to her life. The people in her life and those close to her aren't being any more successful to help her than what she's gotten from the legal community. Really, she's in deep ****, because now she's getting her fan base and ordinary people to believe that she thinks there are no consequences that will have any effect on her. That's sad.
If she was listening to her lawyer or others, she would not have chosen that F U outfit she wore. Sure it looked great, and she looked like a million in it. Not the point. It wasn't appropriate, as it was not "Professional Dress Attire" which is what is expected in a court appearance. She doesn't even get that, that different venues demand different attire. She wore white, in winter, with black pumps, and no stockings. Possibly no underwear, too, and legnth of dress was way up over her knees. She was practically screaming out F U to everyone with that. If she was listening to her lawyers, she would get off and stay off Twitter and any social networking site, and allow someone responsible to manage her.

1257 days ago
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Cherie    

WHO would defend this liar?? Has to be nutcases themselves...OR...her family members. Most sane people would think that she's a self-absorbed, lying, rude, preposterous bitch.

1257 days ago
479.

themare    

Hey, I called her The Sea Hag first! But a first page acknowledge will do just fine

1257 days ago
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nico    

#3 Janet nailed this right on the head. Well put. Lol and This Levin is an Attorney lmao

1257 days ago
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