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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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106.

Stump    

@ jaywoolman on P7

I agree with all your points Alexis is not a good comparison to Lindsay but in recent times she is all we have.

My root point is this is a tough judge who does not tolerate BS and has the experience to see through Lindsay. She is known to be harsh with repeat offenders and she has shown no mercy for multiple offenders in her pasts sentencing.

I also think Shawn Chapman is fed up to her eyes with Lindsay and this may be a way to throw her under the bus. I hope so! She can show great sympathy to Lindsay if the judge gives her 6-10 months for the theft and even visit her in jail.

The bottom line is that if Lindsay ends up doing 90 days it will be, in the long run, good for her. I don't mean a 90 day sentence but rather 90 actual days in a cell. First because she deserves it and second because it is not the end of the world but will teach her that she has racked up a record that does not allow for any mercy and she will come out of jail knowing what to expect in the future.

In my mind the only mercy the sheriff should give her in jail is bottled water, I have great sympathy for people with acid reflux.

1236 days ago
107.

Blood Red Witch    

Someone asked where lovlindsay and FOL have been. I havnt heard from either since the morning of court. I talked to lovlindsay that morning. She has been MIA since. Interesting

1236 days ago
108.

none    

Lohan's crime was NOT a misdemeanor, the value of the necklace was $2,500. Anything over $500 is considered "Grand theft", Grand Theft is a felony.

1236 days ago
109.

Bill    

Can someone please tell me how this girl affords her attorney's? Or anything for that matter. Seriously. She doesnt work.

1236 days ago
110.

Blood Red Witch    

Bill, her parents sell stories to the tabloids. thats how

1236 days ago
111.

andyconda    

none wrong it depends on the state. cali grand theft is 950. florida is lower. she has stole more then this.

1236 days ago
112.

Blood Red Witch    

Seeker, Done your research yet?

1236 days ago
113.

andyconda    

BRW going for a swim be back later.

1236 days ago
114.

Michel    

480 hours of community service...good thing she hasn't got a job that would interfere with that. She will be done in six months (120 days of jail plus 60 days of 8 hours of community service).

1236 days ago
115.

john smith    

I'm off to the beach also, but it's too cold to swim here...

1236 days ago
116.

Blood Red Witch    

andyconda, Ok sweetie. See you when you get back.

1236 days ago
117.

Foghorn Leghorn    

I say this "child" is lookin so old, she don't look a day over dead.

1236 days ago
118.

Blood Red Witch    

LMAO foghorn

1236 days ago
119.

Holly    

2 weeks or 2 years, doesn’t matter.
I don’t think any amount of jail time can wake her up.
There’s never any remorse for her actions. She’s always the victim.
Everything in Lindsays world is all about Lindsay.
She’s another Charlie Sheen

1236 days ago
120.

Daffy Duck    

Lindsay is looking so old, I bet her first STD was the plague.

- Woo Woo -

1236 days ago
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