DA ‘insists’ Lohan should serve jail time if any plea deal is reachedBy ANI
Saturday, February 12, 2011
New York, Feb 12 (ANI): Actress Lindsay Lohan could end up behind bars if reports of prosecutors “insisting” that any plea-bargain she makes should include some jail time, are true.
According to RadarOnline.com, LA’s deputy DA Danette Meyers and Lohan’s lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley are attempting to work out a deal without jail time, but sources close to the talks say that it’s “simply not going to happen”.
The DA likely wants Lohan to serve at least 60 days behind bars, time that would not be served in state prison.
“Lindsay would be put on felony probation, and under those terms, Lindsay can be sentenced to up to one year in LA County Jail,” the New York Post quoted the source as saying.
“With jail overcrowding, Lindsay would only serve 25 percent of the sentence.
“Meyers is standing her ground and saying that any deal for Lindsay include jail time. This is a felony charge, and Lindsay has a criminal record. Meyers won’t back down on this.”
“Both sides are now at an impasse,” the source added.
Lohan has been accused of felony grand theft after prosecutors said she swiped a 2,500-dollar necklace from a Venice, California, boutique. (ANI)