Lindsay Lohan has thumbed her nose at a plea deal that would have seen the actress serve just two-to-three months behind bars for felony grand theft, stemming from the alleged heist of a $2,500 necklace from a Venice jewelry shop back in January.
That means the Mean Girls actress will stand trial in the case, where she could receive anywhere from surpervised probation to three years in State Prison if convicted.
Lohan met with her attorney, Shawn Holley, Tuesday, heard all the options and decided not to accept the plea deal, TMZ said Wednesday.
“Judge Schwartz has told Lindsay that he would sentence her to 60-90 days, if she accepted a plea deal, which she would serve in county jail,” RadarOline quoted a source as saying.
Lohan — who is currently working on a defense — now runs the risk of also violating her probation on a 2007 DUI charge. Earlier this week, Lindsay’s mother Dina Lohan said her daughter — who has always maintained she was loaned the necklace by the bosses at Kamofie & Co. in exchange for publicity — was seriously considering pleading no-contest and accepting the deal as she wanted to “get it over with.”
“Obviously she’s not pleading guilty. My children don’t steal things. But the system is so strange out in Los Angeles. We’re considering a couple of options and just want to get this over with in the shortest amount of time. Lindsay is up for a couple of film roles, and we want this behind us the quickest way possible. We’re speaking with the attorneys and we’ll make that decision after we talk.”
The Lohans also believe the prosecutions case has been severely damaged by the behavior of Kamofie bosses in the weeks since Lohan was first charged with theft. The establishment forked over surveillance video of the star cruising their racks on the day in question to Entertainment Tonight, who we hear paid $30,000 for the footage. Store owners have since consulted book and television agents about selling the rights to “their story.”
The case will be assigned to Judge Stephanie Sautner, who is described as “fair but fair” in her proceedings.
A preliminary hearing is set for April 22.