Now that Lindsay Lohan has decided to go to trial in her felony grand theft case surrounding a necklace from a Venice, Calif., jewelry store, legal experts have begun sizing up the star’s chances in court, PopEater.com reports.
Some of those experts seem to think the actress has a pretty good chance of beating the rap.
Celebrity lawyer Ed Hayes, who has represented Robert DeNiro and Diddy, among others, believes the case “will hinge upon whether the defense is able to produce evidence that supports the claim that Lohan borrowed the necklace for a photo shoot or other event with the store’s consent,” the story says.
Said Hayes, according to the story: "Suppose they get a stylist who comes to court and says, ‘Lindsay brought me the necklace because we were gonna use it for a shoot, and I forgot to bring it back.’ If that’s the case, she’s gonna get acquitted."
If Lohan has a legitimate defense, says Hayes, it shouldn’t be hard to get an acquittal.
The report also notes that the owners of the jewelry store have been shopping around for a book deal about the incident.
"Trying to sell a book deal based on a relatively minor shoplifting incident is really scuzzy," said Hayes, indicating that it undermines the credibility of Lohan’s accusers.