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Lindsay to Plead No Contest to Theft

4/30/2011 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan will plead no contest to the misdemeanor theft charge she faces over that pesky necklace ... sources connected with the case tell TMZ.

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We're told Lindsay is committed to what she told Jay Leno this week -- that she wants to accept responsibility and move on with her life.

So Lindsay and her lawyer, Shawn Holley, will go back to Judge Stephanie Sautner as early as next week to enter the plea. 

Lindsay has already been sentenced to 120 days in jail for the probation violation, along with 480 hours of community service. Sources tell us Lindsay and her lawyer are banking on Judge Sautner not adding additional time on the theft charge. In other words, when Lindsay serves her 120-day sentence, that would be the end of it.  And sources familiar with the case say that would be a routine disposition.

L.A. County Sheriff's spokesperson Steve Whitmore tells TMZ his rough calculation is that Lindsay would serve three weeks, although there are variables to that.

We're also told the L.A. County District Attorney is inclined to give the case to the L.A. City Attorney, since the D.A. typically prosecutes felonies and the case is now a misdemeanor.  But now that Lindsay will plead no contest, it doesn't make a lot of sense for the D.A. to kick the case to the City Attorney.

Holley could not be reached for comment.



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16.

Truth    

STEVE WHITMORE SAID IF THE BITCH GOES TO JAIL DURING A WEEKEND SHE MAY ONLY SERVE A FEW HRS. NO DOUBT THAT'S WHAT LESLO WILL DO. IN OTHER WORDS, "TAKE RESPONSIBILITY" WITH THE LEAST AMOUNT OF TIME. THE DOUCHE BAG WILL LEARN NOTHING. SHE BETTER KEEP CHAPMAN ON RETAINER. WONT BE THE LAST TIME WE SEE THIS MORON ON COURT TV.

1236 days ago
17.

Grumpy    

H A T E her

1236 days ago
18.

LieHoShouldBeInJail    

@Nicole

You don't "think she intentionally stole the necklace"?

LOL, you're always good for a laugh. Sorry, from a criminal standpoint, "no contest" = "guilty".

Ask Shawn. I personally am curious how one unintentionally steals anything.

1236 days ago
19.

Phil    

So... Lindsay is finally admitting that she is a thief. That's refreshing. If she was truly innocent she would fight the charges. So she admits she was lying when she said she would 'never steal that ugly necklace.' Pretty much everything that comes out of Lindsay's mouth is a lie. And that will not stop. This is going to go on and on and on until something really terrible happens... and the legal system will be to blame. I see a dark cloud ahead with ominous tidings.

1236 days ago
20.

LieHoShouldBeInJail    

Lindsay "wasn't raised to lie, cheat, or steal".

I guess her own words mean she learned it on her own.

1236 days ago
21.

arnie    

So Lindsay gets away with it again. Probably no jail time for stealing a $2500 necklace that was reduced from a felony and minimal jail time for THREE probation violations in a year... and then the star-struck sheriff will spring her earlier than a non-famous person would've been released.

And she'll most likely not abide by her community service terms with more violations, but nothing will happen then either. She'll have all the excuses, oh my wisdom tooth, oh i had to work, oh an audition, blah blah blah. Unfortunately the joke is on everyone non-famous going through the warped justice system.

1236 days ago
22.

Googie    

Lindsay, get this out of the way, do the time (probably be reduced a whole lot) and start fresh. Robert Downey Jr. did it, Lindsay can too.

1236 days ago
23.

Ann    

It's her "sense of entitlement" that pisses me off...

1236 days ago
24.

the Seeker    

don't believe nicole the master manipulator

Lindsay will have extra time for the theft of the necklace

ARE THE LYING LOHANS going to sue Kamophie and co.

I would love to see Lindsay held accountably in a civil defamation suit
@harveys bf I also commented about harv's inside knowledge about the case and her plea deal.He telegraphed the pitch so to speak on tmz live and the Entourage of douchbags waited for the weekend to get the biggest bang for their buck.

it's just about time for her co-conspirators to start selling online lies to rol n tmz and post jail tv interviews...is that legal?

1236 days ago
25.

twilightmom    

@Nicole
What makes you so *absolutely* sure that Judge Sauntner won't apply "no early release" on this sentence? She has the authority to, yes? So then, what's your basis for your statement.
I guess she finally realized that she WASN'T going to win at trial, so she finally found a plea deal ok to do?! Of course it will be, "....even though I did NOT steal that necklace, I decided to talk the plea deal so I could get on with my life.". Eh......pfffft!
No contest- I have charges against me and I'm not going to challenge them. (course if I was *really* innocent, I would fight it tooth and nail to the bitter end!)

1236 days ago
26.

jeebus    

Wow... everyone called it. i swear this girl is a douche bag.

1236 days ago
27.

the Seeker    

twilight mom quit talking to yourself @nicole WE can see rite thru you and your 'copied' thought line..

1236 days ago
28.

chefadam    

I thought you have to successfully complete your probation i.e pass your drug screens, don't play whack about with your counselor, don't disarm your ankle bracelet,FTA failure to appear as she was in Cannes partying and claiming passport stolen,3 theft cases 11,000 dollar fur coat, 400,000 in jewelry after a photo shoot, THE NECKLACE , arrested for DUI twice and reckless driving, in possession of cocaine in her pants pocket. Although she claims THEY WEREN'T HER PANTS! And she pissed in her neighbors pool when she was three years old!
Yes probation is the best option, don't you judge?

1236 days ago
29.

the Seeker    

jeebus 8 minutes ago
Wow... everyone called it. i swear this girl is a douche bag.
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Really everybody called it ?
that is news to me.

1236 days ago
30.

Marilyn    

What is the reality of an uneventful community service?

NONE!

How long before she is battering or punching out some woman at the shelter?

Lesbo has no impulse control.

Left to her own devices, she WILL f--k up.

1236 days ago
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