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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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151.

lou    

Good morning, themare! Nice seeing you this morning!

I've been out and about and didn't see any recent LL stories to comment upon. Boy, I'll miss connecting with you guys once Lilo is in the slammer. I really think we should have a Jailhouse Rock party when she goes. All recipes will be based upon bread and water. And we can play Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison Blues.

As for those countdown calendars...well...Nicole brought LAST TIME'S!!! They stopped at "17 days and counting." But that's okay, Nicole can use them as treasured mementos. Like tissue paper for guests who have snotty noses. I'm hoping to nab a new one that says "1 year and NOT counting." Three years would be a better count down date, but I guess I can't get greedy.

And DaveyBoy, ROTFLMAO over the FU KING!!! It's certainly fitting that the QUEEN of the FU should go to the KING so she can get the best FU possible painted on her nails.

Maybe she can get a matching FU tattooed onto those big Quacker lips? Just think, then she'd be ready for all future trial dates. She really should consider it. This is one case where a permanent tattoo would NOT go out of style. And it would be cheaper in the long run than getting FU painted on her nails over and over again. And no chance of the FU chipping off, like her last manicure, so the Judge could see it quite clearly, unlike last time's manicure. After all, what good is an FU manicure if you chew it off before the Judge gets a chance to see what you REALLY think of him and the justice system?

And I see that the FU King is also a smoke shop so maybe Lilo could get a toke or two in before the hearing as well. One stop shopping, and all of that.

Well done, DaveyBoy. LINNOCENT would be quite proud of you.

1246 days ago
152.

anony    

Given her history of "borrowing" things, if she goes to trial....hello, jail time!

1246 days ago
153.

Nicole     

@tgrfan42069

Oh please its allegedly a $2500 necklace that someone obviously gave her access to in the store.

1246 days ago
154.

Holly    

Why do you bother to reason with nicole?
She's just going to come back with the same broken record word for word

1246 days ago
155.

TheHOLETruth    

"...three years felony probation for the grand theft case. "

Here we go again...

1246 days ago
156.

Karmic-Vengeance    

this will be a jury trial and lots of people dont like her..she knows this and must be retarded if she thinks she will win.

felony probation is NOTHING more than regular probation the main difference is: if you fludge it up the penalties are much harsrer..you dont go to jail you go to prison.all other rules are the same for misdy and felony.

either way lowhandjob will get time.her stubborn attitude will decide how much she gets.

1246 days ago
157.

lou    

Lindsay is going bald at 24. Maybe she could be a spokesperson for Hair Club for Women?

Posted at 3:03 AM on Feb 23, 2011 by Mikey

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That's probably thanks to her luxuriously long hair extensions. I wonder what her real hair looks like?

What's weirder is the double chin/jowl line that she has. Weird for a young girl, especially one who is fairly thin. What is that all about? Most women dread that happening to them but it doesn't seem to phase Lilo, even though she's too young to have it.

1246 days ago
158.

M. Points    

True story, Lindsay Lohan wanted to contribute to this site. If by true you mean false:

http://moisturepoints.blogspot.com/

1246 days ago
159.

lou    

@themare
Yeah and there is another day were Lindsay is pictured wearing the necklace and she is totally chill about it.
I actually sent an email to Shawn about it but didn't get a reply.

Posted at 4:32 AM on Feb 23, 2011 by Nicole

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LOL, well if I were Shawn, I wouldn't want even MORE proof of Lindsay walking around wearing stolen property...and acting like nothing's wrong with doing that.

1246 days ago
160.

Karmic-Vengeance    

the judge and DA want her doing time.if she makes this difficult for the judge then he will just slap her with the max which he can do without a plea and being found guilty.her excuses are not going to be valid in court as well because every thief in the world has used it and the judge im sure has heard it 1000`s of times.she has been proven to be a liar changed her stories about many things through this past 2 years alone.this judge also needs to think about it the same way revell did..he is thinking the whole world is looking at me and how this goes down.it could also then lead to many lawsuits by those imprisoned with less of a criminal career to have cases overturned and the state of cali would go even more broke paying out lawsuit money for all the lawsuits.

1246 days ago
161.

Grandma Cracker    

Ok wait, first the story was that the jeweler was looking for free publicity and that's why LL was in trouble.....

Then when the jeweler said they didn't want to press charges, it went to LL should not be prosecuted because the jeweler didn't want publicity........

Then it was the necklace was a cheap piece of crap and LL was only a little bit of a thief......

Now it's LL is being prosecuted because Danette Meyers wants to be DA......

TROLLHANS? WTF IS IT??? PLEASE FIND ONE EXCUSE AND STICK TO IT!!!!

1246 days ago
162.

Sonja    

I'm guessing the judge has seen this video and that is why she is proposing that Lindsay take the deal with jail time. I really don't think this will work out well for her if it goes to trial.

1246 days ago
163.

Karmic-Vengeance    

Lindsay is going bald at 24. Maybe she could be a spokesperson for Hair Club for Women?

Posted at 3:03 AM on Feb 23, 2011 by Mikey

ever notice young men who do cocaine for long periods of life go bald at a very young age.coke is known to make your hair fall out.

1246 days ago
164.

faraWay    

Lindsay can't win at jury trial. Not only because the evidence is obviously strongly against her (or the DA wouldn't have bothered filing charges) but also because JURIES WATCH DEFENDANTS. And watching Lindsay in court is disgusting. Firstly, she never dresses appropriately. Secondly, she's always smirking, or laughing, or rolling her eyes, or expressing some sort of attitude or 'holier than thou' ****y behavior and annoyance with being there that just reeks of guilt and arrogance and no jury will be able to find her innocent after sitting in court with her and watching her snotty attitude. They'll see her for what she is: a spoiled, snotty, arrogant, celebrity brat...and CRIMINAL. And she'll be found guilty of a FELONY and be sent to STATE PRISON for a YEAR + extra time for her probation violation.

Going to trial is the stupidest idea ever.

1246 days ago
165.

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Lohan's attorney has said the actress might be willing to plea bargain in the theft case if she were to receive no jail time.

My understanding (as a normal person who is not trained in law) purpose of a plea bargain is to either get a more favorable conclusion (to the defendent) if the defendent is either guilty or it is believed that the results of a trial will result in a guilty verdict. If it is because a person is guilty, then it stands to reason that the majority of defendents will either weigh what the possible outcome of a trial will be and go for the best deal, or will accept what their lawyer states is the best deal. Whether the defendent is guilty not (declines to state guilty) but is willing to enter a no contest plea (tantamount to guilt but only admitting that the evidence will likely lead to a conviction) still stands to reason to the ordinary person that you would want to get the best resolve for you in this case. If you truly are innocent or believe you are innocent and are willing to go the course, then it might be best to not plea, but find out what the evidence the prosecutors actually have at this point... as the court session starts, the defense and the prosecution generally are going to share what they have with each other (bring into evidence). Even if there is no plea at this time, that shouldn't prevent a plea bargain later if Lohan desires it. Maybe she needs to see the evidence before her to convince herself that some jail time might be the best recourse to her. So then, especially with the media coverage of a tape available and no paperwork lending the item, I would think SHC has prepared for the possiblity of strong evidence of culpability on LL's part. Who knows???
We all have to wait to see what happens. Prognosticators can only suppose based on their own experience. (I don't consider any of the posters her to be prognosticators, since none seem to be lawyers, with experience).
If LL is and truly believes she is innocent, aside from interrupting her life and what she wants to do, I think she should not plea, but stand her ground. But to do so accepts that if she does and is found guilty, she will have to accept that and what it entails.

1246 days ago
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