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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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61.

susan    

This scenario as outlined by TMZ is absurd and probably invented by them. This 'deal' is Danette Meyers dream come true...its not going to happen. Lindsay has pleaded not guilty so I hope Shawn takes this all the way to trial.

1254 days ago
62.

Carvey    

C'mon, Susan, you know TMZ just makes up these pre-hearing stories. In an hour or two they'll print something completely contradictory. Everybody (except for Lindsay) who is involved with the actual case is at home sound asleep. Nobody is up leaking trial strategies to TMZ.

1254 days ago
63.

Carvey    

I wonder how much booze Lindsay and Dina threw back tonight?

1254 days ago
64.

Holly    

This doesn’t make sense to me. Correct me if I’m wrong.
Why would a they need to set a date for a preliminary hearing if a plea isn’t accepted today?
My understanding is if a plea is not accepted, today the prosecutor presents their evidence to the defendant.
She will then be held incarcerated until the trial

1254 days ago
65.

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.

Posted at 3:01 AM on Feb 23, 2011 by Carvey

No what was a possibility in my mind was that his friend never went to "prison" but the county jail, and Tycoon was just mixing the two words up like so many folks casually do.

And BTW it's a good thing you only play an attorney on TMZ too. With thinking like "only the guilty get charged" you'd make a piss poor defense attorney.

1254 days ago
66.

Puckett    

"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" blah blah blah...

Wrong. It is YOU who stated "If you don't steal you don't face charges of theft". That's a false statement and it stand on it's own. Your premise is flawed. You have no one to blame but yourself for making such silly statements, statements that make you appear naive.

How can someone get a fair trial if you've already made the presumption that only the guilty are charged in the first place? (which you did when making your statement)

lol, if i'm ever charged i think i'll pass on you as a jurist.

1254 days ago
67.

beachgal    

What time is her hearing tomorrow and is TMZ going to stream it?

1254 days ago
68.

Carvey    

Puckett, I stand behind my statement that had Lindsay not stolen a necklace she would not now be facing felony theft charges. You and Nicole can continue to blame the assistant D.A. but in reality the bitch stole a necklace and that is the only reason why she has been charged with felony theft.

1254 days ago
69.

Carvey    

68.

"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" blah blah blah...

Wrong. It is YOU who stated "If you don't steal you don't face charges of theft". That's a false statement and it stand on it's own. Your premise is flawed. You have no one to blame but yourself for making such silly statements, statements that make you appear naive.

How can someone get a fair trial if you've already made the presumption that only the guilty are charged in the first place? (which you did when making your statement)

lol, if i'm ever charged i think i'll pass on you as a jurist.

Posted at 3:29 AM on Feb 23, 2011 by Puckett

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You're a bad liar.

1254 days ago
70.

beachgal    

8:30am PST, rm 901 9th floor

1254 days ago
71.

themare    

That video must have some DAMNING evidence on it. Probably shows Lilo looking around to see if anyone is watching her before she steals it. I hope to God it shows this if for no other reason than to shut Nicole (Dina) up. Funny, Nicole, the whole time Dina was traveling across the US to "support" (think: selling interviews) there were no posts from you.
And by the way, why is Michael here? Didn't he graduate from college last May? Doesn't he have a job? Oh, yeah, he's a Lohan. Lohans don't work.Probably still sponging off Lindsay.

1254 days ago
72.

Grandma Cracker    

Puckett=Michael Lohan (drunk in Florida, "very controllably" drinking) Kate Major better run for the hills, he'll probably end up pounding her today.

1254 days ago
73.

jen newman    

"won't accept a deal that involves time behind bars..." Hey, who is running the show anyway? Oh, that's right, Lindsay and her money are...

Jen Newman

1254 days ago
74.

Shread    

Just another ploy by Lohan to get TMZ to bite and give her more press. This girl will NEVER be sent to Jail. She literally owns the system the same way John Gotti did. The Judge and Prosecutor are both under her control.

1254 days ago
75.

Nicole     

@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.

1254 days ago
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