editor - March 9, 2011
Lindsay Lohan will be in back in court on Thursday morning for her felony theft case, and just a few days ago she was reportedly on the verge of accepting a plea agreement even though that probabaly would have sent her to jail for 18 days.
Since then however, the jewelry store sold their security footage with Lindsay on it, and now she wants to reject the plea and go to trial because she thinks she can make the case that she was set up for publicity.
That. Would be. Awesome.
"Judge Keith Schwartz has already told Lindsay that if she pleas in front of him, he will be sending her to jail - but she absolutely refuses to accept jail time as part of any plea," the source told Radar.
"Lindsay needs to recognize the fact that even if she chooses to go to trial on the grand theft charge, and is acquitted by a jury, she will still go to jail for the probation violation.
"If Lindsay tells Judge Schwartz on Thursday that she ISN'T taking the plea deal, the case gets transferred to Judge Stephanie Sautner, who is a no-nonsense, tough as nails, by the book judge.
"Judge Sautner would conduct the preliminary hearing on the case, and if Judge Sautner rules that there is sufficient evidence to order Lindsay to stand trial, Lindsay will then be found in direct violation of her probation. No questions asked.
"Judge Sautner would very, very likely sentence Lindsay to jail, ON THE SPOT, for the probation violation, and she would be remanded in custody immediately. The DA would ask for six months on the probation violation, and given Lindsay's checkered past, Judge Sautner would probably concur."
"Judge Sautner is both revered and feared in the legal community - she is known to be fair, but takes a very firm approach with repeat offenders, which Lindsay is, and this has Lohan's camp very concerned as Lindsay doesn't seem to grasp that this is potentially the toughest judge she has ever faced.
"Judge Sautner doesn't care if you are a celebrity or not, she is fair, but make no mistake, with repeat offenders, she shows no mercy. Lindsay isn't going to know what hit her if she doesn't take the deal."
We've been teased with stuff like this before, stories about how tough her new judge will be and it never seems to work out. What about those tribal "judges" in Africa who cover guys with ants and cut girls clits out. Can we get one of them?
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