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Lindsay's Lawyer Makes Move to Reduce Charges

4/21/2011 3:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan's lawyer is now armed and potentially dangerous to the prosecution in her felony grand theft case -- after bringing an expert to the cop shop to appraise the necklace Lindsay allegedly stole.

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Shawn Holley just left Parker Center -- the headquarters of the LAPD -- where she brought an appraiser to examine the necklace.  Kamofie & Company set the price of the item at $2,500, but as TMZ first reported, they bought the piece for just $850.

 If the necklace is worth less than $950, the case cannot be filed as a felony but rather as a misdemeanor -- which would be a huge break for Lindsay.

Holley is expected to raise the issue in court Friday, when Lindsay's preliminary hearing is set to begin.


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61.

Wiley    

Yep, Holly is going to kiss some prosecutor azz and try to get the charges reduced because Lindsay has work now and has learned her lesson. However, she stole the necklace after her rehab and while still on probation, and there's no way her track record supports leniency from the prosecutor. This is a good example of what happens when you think you're invincible and push the system to the limit. Lindsay's actions say way more than the lies coming from her mouth.

1250 days ago
62.

Maverick    

Why is every non-lawyer questioning SCH??? I think she is well aware of everything you continue to pound your heads against the wall with and it's obvious it's not an obstacle!!!

All this ranting about wholesale vs retail is going nowhere... Let me know when you've got it all figured out though.

1250 days ago
63.

Pony Princess    

What do you want to bet that SCH not only argues that the necklace isn't worth 2500.00, but that THE JEWELERS Got taken by the artist and paid Way TOO Much (850.00) for it in the first place.
Maybe she will argue that the jeweler, based on value of the necklace, shouldn't have paid more than 200.00 for it, and that with a 200% markup, that would have put the retail price of the necklace at 600.00 or LESS! Thus, misdemeanor territory.

1250 days ago
64.

Pony Princess    

What do you want to bet that SCH not only argues that the necklace isn't worth 2500.00, but that THE JEWELERS Got taken by the artist and paid Way TOO Much (850.00) for it in the first place.
Maybe she will argue that the jeweler, based on value of the necklace, shouldn't have paid more than 200.00 for it, and that with a 200% markup, that would have put the retail price of the necklace at 600.00 or LESS! Thus, misdemeanor territory.

1250 days ago
65.

ketjo    

lou

Nobody messes with Harvey's money makers and gets away with it so if I was Milo and his ilk(meaning family) for you city folks I would be sleeping with one eye open at all times.

They say around here that "the apple don't fall from from it's tree " and the whole dam family are crookier then a Joshua tree...Lindsey takes after her family a whole lot......
She's as big a Con as her daddy and mommy and they all make a living off of cheatin, stealin, and lyin .....and she is going to jail.....now or later ....

1250 days ago
66.

ilovegossip    

Hmmm...I smell a plea deal coming. Holley is trying to get it down to a misdemeanor, so Lindsay can plea to that, instead of a felony.

1250 days ago
67.

lou    

I'm thinking that this latest bid to reduce the value of the necklace to a misdemeanor indicates that Lilo does want a plea deal now - and a good one, at that. Interesting that Holley's visit occurred a day or so before the actual hearing.

She may still get the plea deal but I'm not good with her valuing the necklace at wholesale price because the store had the right to sell the necklace at full, retail price, which it is in business to do - not the wholesale price that it was allegedly worth when stolen.

Interesting, too, that thieves get to put a price on the things they steal.

Should be an interesting day in court tomorrow.

1250 days ago
68.

Pony Princess    

Sorry for the double posting.

1250 days ago
69.

Crabbey    

I think SCH won't mind a bit if Lindsay is sent to the pokey. I'm sure she's tired of dealing with her insubordination and outright mockery of the justice system. Plus - I doubt she's been paid. She tried to dump Lindsay as a client but the judge wouldn't let her! She'll go through the motions, but in the end, everyone knows Lindsay needs to do some real time. Without her Adderall!

1250 days ago
70.

Pony Princess    

I could be wrong, but it sounds like Maverick may be the rock. Same tone. And brand new.

1250 days ago
71.

Pimpcessa    

Looks to me like the DA is playing the nicey nice role right now, considering she didn't even object to Lindsay's request to cancel her appearance on "Good Friday" so Linds can go to church. And even allowing this nonsense of a jewelry appraiser to appear. But something tells me that this DA has had enough of Lindsay, even SCH's, BS and just might be putting on her own Oscar winning nicey nice performance so that SCH doesn't feel as threatened, and maybe lets her guard down a little.

Then while SCH and Linds sit their with their smug attitudes and victory is written all over their faces, the DA goes in for the kill. Then LL leaves in handcuffs and SCH goes to the nearest bar to get hammered, for being so stupid to fall for that.

Haha, well it's a nice thought anyway, right?

1250 days ago
72.

Maverick    

With a misdemeanor there are chances that SCH could plea it without probation of any kind!!!

1250 days ago
73.

the Seeker    

the sleazbag expert and lawyer hold a news conference to promote a commercial enterprise for his fvkn website..

How sick in the head is that after bashing the store owners that lindsay lohan stole from for letting tmz take a few minutes of video...
Profiteering from the commission off a crime is in and of itself a crime .

They made a son of sam law so killers like Gotti can't profit off the misery of their victims

They Are all SHILLS the nutty professor is rite..

1250 days ago
74.

ketjo    

pony princess
could be or a dopolganger !

1250 days ago
75.

lou    

Agreed that therock = Maverick. He just can't let this site go.

1250 days ago
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