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Lindsay Judge to Broker Plea Deal With Jail Time

2/23/2011 11:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The judge who will determine Lindsay Lohan's fate in the probation and grand theft cases will be the middleman in plea negotiations today between Lindsay and the prosecutor ... and sources connected with the case tell TMZ ... the judge thinks Lindsay should do time.

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Lindsay will appear today before Judge Keith L. Schwartz, and sources connected with the case tell TMZ that during the hearing prosecutor Danette Meyers will present Lindsay's lawyer, Shawn Holley, with a formal offer to plea bargain the case.

Sources tell us Meyers has already told Holley any deal will include significant jail time ... but Lindsay steadfastly refuses to accept a plea that involves time behind bars.

Sources connected with the case tell us Judge Schwartz will propose that Lindsay accept jail time for the probation violation and three years felony probation for the grand theft case. But here's the BIG problem with that -- if Lindsay gets in trouble during the probationary period, she'll go to state prison.

We're told Holley has not seen the surveillance video yet, but Meyers will present her with her very own CD tomorrow -- before the hearing.

If Lindsay doesn't accept a plea, the judge will set a date for a preliminary hearing.

UPDATE: Sources close to Lindsay tell TMZ, as of early this morning, Lindsay insists she's innocent and is ready to go to trial to clear her name.

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136.

lou    

@Sheeple Herder
Totally if she agrees to felony probation with a suspended prison sentence they may as well just sentence her to prison.
No one can she stay out of trouble with those conditions or even work.

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Cue the Lohan waterworks.
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Shawn should just take it to trial and win. Only 1 juror finding her not guilty is enough for a mistrial. If 1 or more finds her not guilty then wants to retry a case over a stupid ****ing necklace.

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Maybe Shawn is sick of Lindsay shihting over her and the justice system. I've read this very thing. So perhaps Shawn isn't putting her heart into it because Lindsay is hardly a model client. She listens to no one.
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Danette Meyers is a DISGRACE and just using this case to become the new Los Angeles District Attorney.
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GOOD. I hope that Dannette WINS. People like seeing injustices
addressed, and Lindsay Lohan is a walking, breathing injustice. Time for her to go to jail and learn that she's not as special as she thinks she is.


Posted at 1:07 AM on Feb 23, 2011 by Nicole

1278 days ago
137.

beachgal    

So, nothing is going to happen today unless ms thief takes a plea with jail time. She's crazy if she thinks she won't be convicted at trial, too much evidence and a jury won't sympathize with the entitled behavior. Question is, will her friends lie for her, they're her only hope.. they'd better have lawyers too & be fully informed about perjury & its consequences.

1278 days ago
138.

Sharon    

Could we get a reality check here? It doesn't matter whether she goes to trial or takes a deal or has 6 months probation or 3 years probation. In every case, she will be told the NEXT time she violates she will go to prison. And the next time, she won't.

1278 days ago
139.

mousetrap    

If I were Lindsey I would reject probation and everything and just go to prison for a while and get out from underneath the legal system. She doesn't have a spouse who needs her around, she doesn't have kids who depend on her, she doesn't own a home that will go into forclosure if she isn't working. Just go and pay your dues and get out and start working again so you can drink and whatever without someone breathing down your neck. Honestly, what does she have to lose. If anything she will gain a little bit of respect for taking responsibility and she will be a lot easier to work with without all the restrictions surrounding her life. She will never get through felony probation. She will just end up digging herself and deeper and deeper hole. Like she already has.

1278 days ago
140.

faraWay    

WHAT TIME IS THE COURT HEARING????

1278 days ago
141.

Davey Boy    

Nicole,

Let LieLo know that if she needs to get a fresh coat of FU on her nails before her hearing, this salon is the "FU King"

Where LieLo Gets Her Nails Done

1278 days ago
142.

always    

Makes one wonder if Danette Meyers reads these and see's what Nicole writes trashing her name....knowing Nicole is Dina.

1278 days ago
143.

suza271    

Anyone know what time the hearing is?

1278 days ago
144.

themare    

Good Morning, Lou! Wondered where you were. Do you have the countdown? Went to buy a calendar, but the salesgirl told me they were all bought by some person named, "Nicole".

1278 days ago
145.

lou    

Don't worry, Carvey. You stated your case quite clearly. The non-Trollhans understand what you're saying. Meanwhile, the Trollhans want to distort it and smear you with it, just like they do to anyone who gets in their way. Yesterday it was the shopkeeper. Today it's you and Dannette. Actually, if I were you, I'd be flattered because you're in pretty good company - those who are innocent (LINNOCENT?) and trying to get simple justice.

1278 days ago
146.

marla    

I am currently on probation myself. I just got out of jail in Dec for 90 day for not taking my meds right. I'm not angry about it. That's on me and I agreed to obey the law. Probation has really helped me to change my attitude and turn my life around. Unfortuneately jailtime has been a part of this. Sometimes I believe THAT'S just what its for. Why is everyone making it out to be such a negative for Lindsay???? By over-protecting her from accountability for her bad choices and decisions, we are helping to hurt her further. Obviously probation alone has not worked for her. I fear she'll be enabled to death. Lindsay will be another Dana Plato or River Phoenix. When will we learn?? Let's do what it takes to save her. Even if its jailtime! She is worth saving. She's a beautiful promising talented young lady. I am on her side to do whatever it takes to save her.

1278 days ago
147.

jwoolman    

Nicole - Lindsay has not been sober since September. She certainly was drinking in late December while still in rehab (otherwise she would have taken the breathalyzer test cheerfully).

My bet is that at the very least, she is drinking alcohol whenever she thinks she can. Not hard, unless they are using a fancier test that can detect alcohol further back, just takes a few hours for the evidence to clear for the usual tests. She could drink at night and test clean in the morning. Cocaine is more of a risk but not beyond her risk-taking propensities - takes a few days to clear. She undoubtedly stays away from weed since the evidence for that hangs around for weeks.

Anyway, you don't know that Lindsay has been sober even since January. She isn't tested 24/7. You just know that she hasn't been caught.

About the ranting that the felony charge would magically have never been made if the prosecutor weren't running for DA - and what exactly do you expect the DA's office to do? Keep any potential candidates off the list for work until after the election? And do you expect all thefts to be ignored by the courts? If somebody steals your laptop, they skate because it's only theft and the police shouldn't pay attention to that, only go after the proverbial murderers and rapists?

The DA's office is supposed to prosecute the cases brought before it involving breaking of laws, that's their job. There are other laws besides the ones against murder and rape. Maybe you've gotten the false impression from tv that only "important" cases are prosecuted. Your little pumpkin Lindsay's case isn't all that important, she's just noisier than most with her high-priced lawyers and access to media and her reluctance to just admit guilt when it's obvious and throw herself on the mercy of the court (which many people do). Her choice. But the case still has to be prosecuted, important or not, no matter how many smear campaigns you go on against judges and prosecutors.

1278 days ago
148.

dreamon    

Shame on you nicole and the Trollhans for consistenly smearing the reputations of accomplished law abiding citizens who unfortunately have to waste their time dealing with this over- aged brat.

Every merchant, photographer, friend, designer, co-star,ice cream store, club that Lindsay gets involved with gets dragged into the mud by them. No one buys it.

Self entitled, inconsiderate, scofflaw, snooty, non bill paying,
failure, disrespectful, lying thief who killed her own career with the above.

Take you medicine and move forward sweetie. Or, will you ever get it?

1278 days ago
149.

Davey Boy    

Nicole, I never realized that LieLo and Gaddafi are buddies.


"News stories are firming up a report that singers like Mariah Carey and Beyonce Knowles earned big bucks performing for some of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi′s four sons. Hannibal Gaddafi threw a star-studded bash on St. Bart′s this past New Year. Beyonce is rumored to have earned as much as $2 million dollars. Other A-list guests at Hannibal Gaddafi′s party included Lindsay Lohan, Russell Simmons, Jay-Z, Usher and Jon Bon Jovi."

1278 days ago
150.

tgrfan42069    

@themare
How many times i'm not Dina and neither is Delmar or Susan or Sitting Bull et al.
@Carvey
No she is being charged with felony grand theft for a $2500 necklace which was returned because Danette Meyers wants to become the new District Attorney.
Lindsay only has 3 misdemeanors and the incidents are from 07.
It is sickening and a disgrace that she could become a felon over this.
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by your logic if someone kid naps a child yet returns them they shouldn't be charged right??who cares if she returned the necklace.she still stole it.the only reason she returned it is because she caught wind that they issued a search warrant on her house.you cant go rob a bank keep the money and ponder decide to return it and expect not to get charges for bank robbery.

1278 days ago
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