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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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76.

Olivia3100    

Jail time or prison time?

1336 days ago
77.

Criminy    

Lindsay should go live in a home on the beach in Hawaii during any probation (if she gets probation). I love living at the beach. Nothing to do but relax and walk and reflect. You can't get in trouble there unless you take it with you.

1336 days ago
78.

casting couch    

Remember this is Celebrity Justice. The judge will ask for her autograph and ask her not to do it again.

1336 days ago
79.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

really people..noone can really expect lindsay to go to jail..she is a star and has many projects in the works...she just needs understanding and a new start and things will be great for her,,even charlie sheen as big of a star as he is wants to do drugs with errr I mean wants to work with her

1336 days ago
80.

BREAKFAST4    

blah blah blah nicole blah blah jail blah blah not innocent blah blah judge blah blah prison blah blah tmz

1336 days ago
81.

bewssv    

ms.lohan its jail time baby! otherwise WE ALL CAN STEAL and just get a SLAP on the hand!!! be responsible for YOUR OWN ACTIONS!!!

1336 days ago
82.

themare    

#77 Nicole

How do YOU know who Sitting Bull, Delmar or Susan are? If you are not a Lohan than how do you know EVERY move they make? Are you a stalker? Their drug dealer? Mike, Jr? (since it seems that he, too, is not working)

1336 days ago
83.

tgrfan42069    

@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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no one can?? i can ive never been in the trouble with the law my entire life.so i could do it.also id never be in that position to begin with.how many times has tmz said she was going to spend significant time in jail??yet she never does.

1336 days ago
84.

Carvey    

77.

@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.

Posted at 3:59 AM on Feb 23, 2011 by Nicole

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If Lindsay had not taken the necklace this entire event would not have taken place. Lindsay has nobody to blame but herself.

She left the jewelry store with a piece of jewelry which did not belong to her. Returning it two weeks later and then only after she was alerted to the fact that the police were coming to get it does not exactly suggest innocence.

She is not becoming a felon because of prior misdemeanor charges. She is becoming a felon because she committed a felony theft. Had the chick never done a single thing prior to this she would still be charged with a felony. Why? Because she committed a felony theft.

Nobody put a necklace on Lindsay and shoved her out the door. Lindsay committed theft yet again and this time she got caught.

1336 days ago
85.

themare    

I hope someone is forwarding all of the insulting remarks made by the enablers. It would be nice for the DA and Judge to see how much the Lohan camp are scofflaws.

1336 days ago
86.

Puckett    

Grandma cracker=Danette Meyers. See? I can say anything i want too. It still isn't true.

1336 days ago
87.

Nicole     

@themare
Look at their posts
Susan says she is a british Lindsay fan, Delmar is very informed about psychology and mental behavior and sitting bull just seems to enjoy Lindsay's movies and think she is a good person and talent.

I don't get why it is so hard to believe that a person who has made great music and enjoyable movies has fans.

How do i know every move they make?
If your talking about this story then Harvey said last night on TMZ live they were publishing an LL story in 12 hours. As with past stories it was published around 1am.

1336 days ago
88.

mannequin    

Today's her day for her red carpet courtroom walk. It's the only time she gets to show off her newly stolen clothing.

1336 days ago
89.

Chaps    

jail or prison?

jail or prison?

Whats a LiLoHo to do?

I bet if I wear a really short skirt so the judge gets a peek at my camel toe, and some big bling, I will skate once again!

1336 days ago
90.

themare    

To those people who think the necklace is "crappy" and not worth 2,500.00 The necklace she stole is the small one. She turned it around so the yellow diamonds hang down her back and it was easier to conceal. Look at the pictures on www.xonline.com and look at the pictures under "Lindsay goes "shopping in Venice" There are a series of photographs taken (on the day of the theft, I think) You can see her wearing the stolen necklace and then when she realizes that the stolen necklace is being photographed, there is an, "OH,SH*T!" look on her face and she frantically tries to cover up her neck and hide the necklace she stole. I hope the pictures are used by the DA because they are PRICELESS!
I'm sure the video shows her checking to see if anyone is watching her before she steals it. I think Danette Myers has a BIG surprise to show Lindsay on that video, that's why she is holding on to it.

1336 days ago
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