Lindsay Lohan Expected To Plead No Contest Over Necklace Theft Misdemeanor
First Published: May 11, 2011 11:36 AM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Lindsay Lohan’s affair of the necklace is expected to end today in a Los Angeles courtroom with a no contest plea instead of a trial.
A source close to the actress told CNN that Lohan will enter the plea on the misdemeanor theft charge. Lohan has been accused of stealing a necklace from a Venice, Calif., jewelry store earlier this year.
The actress does not have to legally appear before the judge in court and it is likely her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, who could not be reached for comment by Access Hollywood on Tuesday, will enter the plea for the actress.
Lohan’s expected plea could land her around two weeks in jail, Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore told CNN.
The upcoming star of “Gotti: Three Generations” was charged in February with felony grand theft of a necklace, valued at the time at $2,500.
The charge was reduced late last month, however, to just a misdemeanor.
Lohan was convicted in April of a probation violation in relation to the jewelry incident. She was sentenced to 120 days in county jail, but, after posting $75,000 bail was released under a “work release” program, a source close to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department previously told Access Hollywood. She was also sentenced to 480 hours of community service, which she has already begun serving.
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