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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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31.

Carvey    

Why blame the prosecutor? The prosecutor didn't steal anything from that store. Theft is morally wrong. Theft is legally wrong. If you don't steal you don't face charges of theft. Lindsay committed an act of theft and now she has to answer to society via an elected judge. Blaming the prosecutor while at the same time proclaiming Lindsay innocent is the height of delusional thinking. In fact, it is a clear sign of a mentally ill mind.

1151 days ago
32.

Lindsay's Coke Dealer    

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@john smith
She wouldn't be facing a FELONY and PRISON time if Danette Meyers wasn't running for District Attorney.
This is absolutely sickening.
I hope Shawn takes it to trial and embarasses her and that Alan Jackson, Jacquelyn Lacey or Mario Trujillo become the new DA.
What a waste of money and resources over a misunderstanding.
The item was returned and the store didn't even want to pursue any legal action.

Posted at 1:56 AM on Feb 23, 2011 by Nicole


It is up to the police to determine if a crime was commited by a felon. THe fact that Lindsay was on pprobation was the tipping point. The fact that the police determined a criminal act was commited was and there was evidence to pursue a charge is all they needed, whther store owner wanted to pursue it or not is irrelevant.

1151 days ago
33.

Oh well    

Nicole says......She wouldn't be facing a FELONY and PRISON time if Danette Meyers wasn't running for District Attorney.

No she wouldn't if she hadn't stole nicole, its that simple.

1151 days ago
34.

Lindsay's Coke Dealer    

Lindsay isn't going to survive not violating probation till august, she has shwon she can't survive any probationary period so far without violating whether getting into further legal trouble, or with drugs or booze.

1151 days ago
35.

joe schmooga    

Isn't it about time this little **** pays the price for all of her **** ups? Just how many chances is she going to get?

Judge, get your head out of your ass and send her to stir for awhile; maybe she'll shape the hell up.

1151 days ago
36.

Phil    

NONE OF THIS WOULD HAPPEN (NICOLE, er, I mean DINA) IF YOUR DEAR LINDSAY DIDN'T TAKE AFTER HER FAILURE OF A MOM and LIE...CHEAT... STEAL... DO DRUGS... FAIL DRUG TESTS... NOT APPEAR FOR HEARINGS... JUMP OVER WALLS AT REHAB... PUNCH REHAB WORKERS... FALL INTO BUSHES DRUNK... CHASE PEOPLE IN CARS...and ON AND ON AND ON... ISN'T THIS EVER GOING TO BE LINDSAY'S FAULT DINA?? WILL THERE BE AT LEAST ONE SMART JUDGE WHO WILL SAVE THIS GIRL FROM HERSELF, AND HER FAMILY, BY PUTTING HER BUTT IN JAIL ASAP!... WHERE SHE WILL BE SAFE FROM HERSELF and HER PATHETIC PRESS HUNGRY DISGUSTING FAMILY??!!!

1151 days ago
37.

Puckett    

Felony probation is a non-starter. Danette is going to have to do better, much better if she wants a plea deal.

1151 days ago
38.

Lindsay's Coke Dealer    

Felony probation is a non-starter. Danette is going to have to do better, much better if she wants a plea deal.

Posted at 2:09 AM on Feb 23, 2011 by Puckett

I doubt she cares if Lindsay takes it or not, Danette risks nothing in this, she goes home at night it's Lindsay who assumes all the risk.

1151 days ago
39.

Lindsay's Coke Dealer    

Puckett, let's hear your opinion on what you believe Danette should offer Lindsay.

1151 days ago
40.

Kelly    


The Judge looks like James Lipton from "Inside The Actor's Studio!"

1151 days ago
41.

Lindsay's Coke Dealer    

41.

The Judge looks like James Lipton from "Inside The Actor's Studio!"

Posted at 2:18 AM on Feb 23, 2011 by Kelly


You know Kelly, from the side view in the photo in the story, I would have to agree with you. Good eye!

1151 days ago
42.

Carvey    

Lindsay and the judge have the same hair line. In fact, I just realized that Lindsay has Jack Nicholson's forehead.

1151 days ago
43.

sandman    

Throw the little skank in the pokey.

1151 days ago
44.

raTTLESNAKE     

bottom line is she is NOT even pretty .....

1151 days ago
45.

Kelly    


There's another pic that TMZ uses that resembles him even more.

I won't be able to keep a straight face during this hearing. Ha!

1151 days ago
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