Lindsay Lohan is running out of racetrack and she appears to be losing the race to remain free. The Mean Girls star, 24, was not granted a last-minute continuance to allow her to take more time to continue mulling over accepting a plea bargain when she goes to court Thursday morning.
Confusion about a possible continuance surfaced on Wednesday night when a gossip web site reported that Lindsay was given a last minute reprieve by Judge Keith Schwartz so that she could take more time to decide if she will accept a plea deal that will include some jail time.
However, sources directly connected with the case say “There will be no continuance granted by Judge Keith Schwartz, period, end of discussion. Judge Schwartz told Lohan at the last hearing that he wouldn’t continue the case again.” Lohan is charged with felony grand theft for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a jewelry store in Venice Beach, California, a charge she denies.
As reported on Wednesday, Lindsay flatly rejected the deal that Los Angeles District Attorney and Judge Keith Schwartz were offering her. Under that deal, Judge Schwartz indicated he would give Lindsay less than the six months the D.A. was seeking, if she pled guilty in front of him.
Lohan’s lawyer, Shawn Holley, Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers, and Judge Keith Schwartz met in chambers on Wednesday to discuss a possible plea deal, but Lindsay has officially rejected the deal that D.A. and Judge Schwartz were offering her. If Lindsay accepted a 3 month sentence, she would serve only about 21 days because of overcrowding.
If Lindsay does not accept the plea deal, as is expected, the case will be transferred to Judge Stephanie Sautner who is regarded as a tough as nails. The matter will be set for a preliminary hearing, and if Lindsay is ordered to stand trial, Judge Sautner would likely sentence her on the spot for the probation violation, and remand her into custody immediately.
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