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How Lindsay Could Go To Jail Without a Trial

2/18/2011 1:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan could go to jail for more than a year for allegedly stealing that necklace ... and it could happen without a jury, without a trial .... without grand theft charges even being pursued.

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After doing some investigating, we discovered the D.A. could drop the felony grand theft case completely.  But that wouldn't end Lindsay's legal woes -- not by a long shot.

Prosecutor Danette Meyers could go back to court and ask the judge to violate Lindsay's DUI probation ... on grounds she stole the necklace.

The judge in the probation case could then hold a hearing -- without a jury -- to determine if Lindsay did indeed pilfer the jewelry. 

Now here's the big problem for Lindsay.  In a criminal case, the D.A. must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt -- in other words, convincing a jury that there's a 98 to 99% chance that she did the deed.

But in a probation violation case, all the judge has to decide is that it's more likely than not that she stole the jewelry -- in other words, that there's a 50.1% chance she did it.

Sources connected with the D.A.'s office tell us ... prosecutors believe they could ask for more than 1 year in jail if the judge decides Lindsay violated her probation.

And one final piece of bad news. It's very possible if the D.A. dismissed the grand theft case, the probation violation matter would go back to Judge Elden Fox in Beverly Hills, who has totally lost patience with Lindsay.


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joeboreal    

why don't you losers get a job?
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1241 days ago
32.

Nicole     

Hold Up
I thought she was only getting 6 months for violating her probation because that is all she has left on it ?
6 months in Lynwood is 24 days

1241 days ago
33.

marknyc    

Correct.
and WOW : looks like a "tough" system. right?

right.

now about polanski? why he's laughing at us?

care to explain? no "tough" there?

1241 days ago
34.

Nicole     

Oh and one last thing for you to think on, the probation department said they would not violate her probation unless she was convicted.

Lilo you're lookin good girl.

Posted at 2:29 AM on Feb 18, 2011 by richardwww
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I also think that she is innocent of the neckalce allegation.
However a probation violation is up to the Judge and just behaving in a wreckless that gets you arrested and charge while on probation is enough for a Judge to violate you .

1241 days ago
35.

Holly    

L, lay off the crack and get some sleep

1241 days ago
36.

richardwww    

@leanmachine

Yeah, lets put her in jail for wearing a white dress to court you moron. the last time lilo went to court she wore tailored jeans, a black top and a smart black blazer, people critized that as well. Lilo can't do anything right in the eyes of some peeps. her wreckless past is why shes on trial. shes drug and alcohol free and I want to see her get her life back, shes doin good

1241 days ago
37.

learnmachine    

Sorry, richardwww

Few days after she got out of rehab, Dina gave her the party and Linds was once again the exact person she was before she entered rehab. She does not know how to say "No" to her mom, or her friends, because if she did so, she would not have any.
She is not doing good, in fact she is blacklisted in Hollywood, no real hotshot agent doesn't want to work with her, she owes thousands of dollars to L.A nightclubs and she is addicted.

Oh, and I am a dip **** because I work with those people. So yeah, you can call me moron, many people call me that. And yet the pay is good.

1241 days ago
38.

Lindsay Lohan    

richardwww, dude all that Lilo shiz is not going to get you her number. she don't care you are defending her.. She's Lindsay Lohan and she don't care about nothing but herself and getting away with anything she wants..

I think there is a lot of delusional people out there who thinks she hot.. take away all the Sevin Nyne cream, the makeup and hair... she looks like a busted red headed step child..

1241 days ago
39.

Holly    

I dont understand how TMZ figure she would get more than 12 months in county jail if Danette drops the felony, anyway Ms Meyers wouldnt let her off that easy.

1241 days ago
40.

peter    

WELL WOULD THAT ALSO PROVE , THAT THEY CANT PROVE GUILT AND SUCH , BECAUSE THE ORIGINAL FELONY CHARGE IS BOGUS AND THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY KNOWS IT . THEY MADE THIS WHOLE THING ABOUT HER COMMITTING ANOTHER CRIME BUT WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE , THEY KNOW THEY CANT PROVE IT BECAUSE IT IS A BOGUS CHARGE . TALK ABOUT PROSECUTORIAL MIS- CONDUCT , SO IF ANY JUDGE ALLOWS THE PROSECUTOR TO DO THAT THEN THEY SHOULD STEP DOWN FROM THE BENCH. THEY MADE THIS WHOLE THING ABOUT HER COMMITTING A NEW CRIME BUT WHEN THEY REALIZE THE CHARGE , THEY ARE ALLOWED A BACK UP PLAN. IF I AM JUDGE SHWARTZ , I WOULD REFUSE TO ALLOW THE D.A. TO DROP THE CHARGE AND FIND A RULING THAT SHE IS NOT GUILTY OF THE CHARGE.

1241 days ago
41.

Lindsay Lohan    

I wrote this the other night on x17. Updated it a little.

"Top Ten Signs Lindsay Lohan Is STILL Out of Control."

10. stole a watch to match the ankle bracelet.


9.. e.trade baby who played her is now suing her for embarrassment, pain & suffering.


8. Samantha Ronson is now dating men..


7. Her Sevin Nyne tanning lotion is now available in a convenient snort-able powder.


6. Shawn Holley-Chapman is now camping outside the LA County Court house awaiting "THE NEXT TIME"


5. Her leggings line is now availble with a hidden stash pocket.


4. Her dad Michael Lohan is now looking like he's the sane Lohan.


3. She's having her jail house jumpsuits tailor made.


2. Her mother Dina finally got a REAL job..

And last but not least....

1. She's still SWEARS that the necklace was a loaner.

1241 days ago
42.

Lindsay Lohan    

peter, there is no conspiracy to get her. only reality based on her actions. If she would of follow the rules from the first time she was busted. She would be free and clear by now. It's amazing that so many think she was set up.. come on, what are you guys on dope?

She has played her cards so many times you'd think she would learn to fold them by now. Lindsay really needs to stop having so many people like her die hard supporters be enabling her to continue with the lies..

1241 days ago
43.

Lindsay Lohan    

time does not change a person if the time is only just a few months old. she needs to really get a grip on reality and go away from Hollywood when all this gets done. Let it be 3 month, 6 or a year. She pretty much done in Hollywood so going away to get her head back to reality is what she needs.

either that or take up the offer from Steven Hirsh for a Vivid come back movie. It might work. Paris, Kim K, Pam Anderson and others sure made some money from it and boosted their careers.

1241 days ago
44.

Holly    

Put that bitch up against a jury of her "peers" (the people she s h i t s on everyday) Haahahahaahaha!!!

1241 days ago
45.

Lindsay Lohan    

that's some funny stuff ashley..online celeb? ashley you are pretty funny if you think that this girl don't need some tuff love from the world. No one in her camp or the Lilo heads supporting her will tell her the ugly truth. People are followers of REAL celebrities. Hasn't changed since old school Hollywood. And when they see someone who has taken advantage of the fans who put her at celebrity status. They have every right to say how they feel about the situation. It was the fans who paid for the movies she did. It was the fans that bought her her drugs, toys and whatever. And now it's the fans who pay taxes in California who are paying for the trials.. So people do have a right to kick her for taking advantage of our support and stupidity for believing in her time and time again..

1240 days ago
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