Lohan May Seek Plea Bargain in Jewelry Theft Case

Feb 10, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A lawyer for actress Lindsay Lohan says his client will consider a plea bargain in the felony case in which she is accused of stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice, Calif., jewelry store, CNN reported.

The attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, added that he believes the grand theft charge is “entirely defensible,” according to the report. Lohan pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Wednesday.

"Ms. Lohan maintains her innocence, and now that I’ve seen the police reports, I believe the case is entirely defensible," Holley said. "Having said that, we will entertain a discussion concerning a plea if it means no jail so that she can move forward with her recovery and her career."

Lohan was on probation on a 2007 drunk driving conviction until the arraignment, when the judge revoked her probation in that case. She posted bond and was allowed to avoid custody for now, but could go back to jail on a probation violation. A hearing on that issue is set for Feb. 23, at which time the possible plea bargain may also be on the table.

Lohan received a stern warning from L.A. County Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz during her arraignment Wednesday. Schwartz made it clear that the actress is in jeopardy of being returned to jail if she breaks the law. “Please don’t push your luck, I am telling you,” Schwartz told her.

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