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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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Carvey    

Funny how all this started way back when with Lindsay blaming her own reckless behavior on "the black kid" who in reality was a kidnapped victim of a drugged out Lindsay Lohan. Lindsay showed herself to be a racist piece of **** and now Lindsay is being defended by one black women and prosecuted by another black women. How ironic. I hope something reminds them both that this little piece of white trash would lynch them both if given the chance.

1234 days ago
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Puckett    

@ Carvey "If you don't steal you don't face charges of theft."

Wow are you really that naive? There are plenty of falsely accused defendants who would disagree with you.

Being arrested and charged with a crime is only the beginning. At that point you've simply been accused. It does not mean you are guilty. That's why we have trials, to actually decide the guilt or innocence of a defendant.

Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? Now we don't even need a trial? simply being charged is enough to prove your guilty?

Well i guess on TMZ it is...

1234 days ago
48.

john smith    

James Brown look a like DUH nEtta ;;;;;;; I FEEL GOOD!!!!

1234 days ago
49.

john smith    

Duh Netta..............ADA.......for Los Angeles City Council

there's no betta than Duh Netta!!!!

1234 days ago
50.

Kelly    

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


Posted at 2:20 AM on Feb 23, 2011 by Carvey
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HAHAHAHAHA!!! The Shining!

1234 days ago
51.

Carvey    

Yeah, Puckett, prison is full of innocent people.

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puckett    

Yeah, Puckett, prison is full of innocent people.

Posted at 2:29 AM on Feb 23, 2011 by Carvey

Wow, thanks for confirming it. I honestly didn't think you could be that naive. Naive enough to believe that everyone who is charged is in fact guilty.

Remind me again why we bother holding trials then? And remind me why some of those trials end with with acquital/non-guilty verdicts?

You know what on second thought don't even bother. Your an idiot and not worth wasting time on.

1234 days ago
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Tycoon3    

This has gotten ridiculous! Anyone else in her situation would be on a bus to State Prison right now, to serve serious hard time. I know a guy who got pulled over for speeding while on probation, and they sent him right back to prison, no trial, no nothin'. Violate probation = go to prison. Commit a felony while on probation? SERIOUS HARD TIME. For any poor schmuck except Princess Lilo, I guess.

1234 days ago
54.

Jackie    

Oh!!..She still walks on the street?..I am sure if it was me in her shoes, I would be in jail already. lucky her.

1234 days ago
55.

Carvey    

Since Puckett is trying to make it sound like I am advocating that Lindsay not receive a fair hearing let me post again what I actually said. Nicole (Puckett's team Lindsay partner) posted that the prosecutor was just prosecuting Lindsay because she is running for D.A. So I wrote:

"32.

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.

Posted at 2:05 AM on Feb 23, 2011 by Carvey"

I said nothing about not having a fair trial. Quite simply had Lindsay not stolen a necklace there would have been no grand theft charges filed against her. Lindsay screwed herself. If there is anyone advocating the avoidance of a trial I'd say it is both the defense attorney and the prosecuting attorney as that is exactly what a plea bargain does... it avoids a trial.

1234 days ago
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Carvey    


You know what on second thought don't even bother. Your an idiot and not worth wasting time on.

Posted at 2:41 AM on Feb 23, 2011 by puckett

"Your an idiot..."

Maybe so, but at least I know the difference between Your and You're.

1234 days ago
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Puckett    

@ Tycoon. If they "sent him right back to prison" that sounds like he was on parole from state prison, most likely for a felony he committed, not on probation as you suggest?

1234 days ago
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Mikey    

IF she isn't guilty why is considering a plea and trying to pay people off?

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Carvey    

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@ Tycoon. If they "sent him right back to prison" that sounds like he was on parole from state prison, most likely for a felony he committed, not on probation as you suggest?

Posted at 2:55 AM on Feb 23, 2011 by Puckett

Most likely for a felony, Puckett? Because being sent to state prison for a misdemeanor was a possibility in your mind? Good thing you only play an attorney on TMZ.

1234 days ago
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Mikey    

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

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