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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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jwoolman    

andyconda on p. 3: " she waited to the last minute to send Holly down there to register her."

That may work against her. If she had immediately headed to the appropriate place to register herself on Monday rather than wasting her time and energy on the Jay Leno pre-taped fakery, that would have impressed the judge with her real desire to shape up and redeem herself. Instead, she sends her lawyer down for her late in the week, further delaying the start of her community service. She should at least have accompanied her lawyer to register. We all know by now that the paps don't automatically follow her around, they come mainly when she calls them unless they accidentally happen upon a Lohan Sighting. She can do anything she wants to do without pap frenzy.

Lindsay needs to understand that actions speak much louder than words. She should stop shouting about how she's a changed woman and just act like one instead. Judges are not impressed by rehashes of all her other interviews on late night tv, claiming she really really really means it this time. Shut up and just do it, hon.

1238 days ago
62.

DANA    

It doesnt matter since her carrer is on hold anyway. Jail would be blessing for her. The longer, the better. She should stabilaze herself for a year and than pretending she is making movie deals.
Right now what she has to do is sell all her and never come back to LA.
She made terible decisions which only stupid people could have made.
If that with the 3 weeks is true they prove once again Californian Law System is a nothing but a fruit cake.

1238 days ago
63.

dd    

It's good that she is finally
admitting what she has done!

1238 days ago
64.

tb    

Smart move Lindsay.....its obvious these people used/screwed you over in a effort to gain more victims to walk threw their door. You were a walking target. Keep your head up and keep the focus you have now and just move forward. Don't listen to the haters, media, or people who doubt you. Let your actions speak louder than your critics words. Make your comeback and in years let people view you and remember you for your big screen work. Your talented, beautiful, and full of hope. Keep doing you....and leave all the leeches (SR, etc.) behind. They got the fame they wanted bc of you now move on from them and do you bc they only weight you down..... BEST of luck!

1238 days ago
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andyconda    

jwoolman. no credibility. If she would just do it and not brag about what she has not done. other celebs have been on probation never hear much about them jumping on leno before probation is done and saying I know i have changed. where is friendoflindsay now, and Iluvlindsay? In your face

1238 days ago
66.

jeebus    

Man, Seeker you are a cu nt nugget. Just want to say that. This isn't the only place where lindsay is being talked about so get a clue, I can say everyone calls it if I want to.

1238 days ago
67.

Chaps    

Community service is just another chance for her to screw up.

I will be pissed if they sign her off on some goofball program or cut her hours.

She needs to accept responsibility and get a reality check - this wont happen if she is continually pandered to.

1238 days ago
68.

Chaps    

She asked to do the morgue work first, she has to find her dead career!

1238 days ago
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andyconda    

tb what focus april 25th she was looking for coke in a mens public bathroom. just because she came on leno. ( and never knew hollys husband was the leadsinger of the band) BS. and said how much she has changed, does not make her on any right path. people on deathrow before they are put to death say they have learned their mistakes(getting caught). she said she has made a few mistakes in the past. she should have said i have FUP number of times broke the law and destroyed my career,not to mention stole from everyone even friends, because i am a celeb they will not do nothing to me.

1238 days ago
70.

Holly    

She's going down the same path as Charlie Sheen. Lindsay might as well move in with him.
She's going bald, horrible wrinkles, and loosing teeth at her young age.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmnGHm7n6sQ

1238 days ago
71.

andyconda    

Pamela no the coke will keep her weight down. and the disease milo says she has will regulate her getting fat

1238 days ago
72.

Crazy Head    

Just because she leaves a store without paying for merchandise and is on probation doesn't mean she should go to jail. Girlfriend got a movie career

1238 days ago
73.

rob    

Wish Lindsay all the best, she should have taken the plea deal and would have been out of jail by now. I'm sure she is only going to do a week or two. Good luck you finally stepped up and acted like a women for a chance.

1238 days ago
74.

HMMMM    

I think I will, I think I won't......

1238 days ago
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andyconda    

her only career she has been good at is being the laughing stock of hollywood. she is only known for lies, stealing and BS. she will not be missed by movie goers. . I wonder if holly is receiving bad checks from lindsay now and told her she cant afford to go to trial. she has made all this money does not own a house or car. she is a poor excuse for a person.

1238 days ago
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