Lindsay Lohan might be off the hook!

Lindsay Lohan

UPDATE: Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to 120 days in jail!

Lindsay Lohan is in court today for a hearing on her grand theft case, and if all goes as planned, Lindsay’s lawyers may be able to downgrade the whole deal from a felony to a misdemeanor. Apparently, according to some weird code or whatever, the judge can lower the offense if it’s a small crime and the defendant doesn’t have a huge criminal history, and since the necklace was actually only worth $850, and Lindsay isn’t exactly a hardened criminal, girl may be getting off the hook.

Fact is, in the greater scheme of things, Lindsay’s DUI convictions do not make her a serious criminal, and the charge of stealing a necklace is no big whoop. All Shawn Holley has to do is say the magic words after today’s preliminary hearing testimony — “Your honor, I move that you reduce the felony charge to a misdemeanor under Penal Code 17(B).” And if the charge is reduced, prison time is off the table and it’s likely the whole thing would be settled as a probation violation. SOURCE

So once again, Lindsay dodges a bullet and won’t be facing any jailtime. Obviously. And now that she finally landed herself in a pair of movies (which, let’s face it, are going to be awful but at this point at least she’s working), she might even be back on the road to, if not stardom, at least not handing out five dollar handjobs on Rodeo Drive for crack money. Her dad on the other hand …

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan, accused of grand theft for a $2,500 dollar necklace from Kamofie and Co., met up with her lawyer and arrived at court for her preliminary hearing to determine the value of the evidence against her in Los Angeles on April 22nd, 2011.


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