Lindsay Lohan Open to No-Jail Plea Deal in Necklace Theft Case: Lawyer
Her attorney wants the actress to put the matter behind her so she "can move forward with her recovery and her career."
Lindsay Lohan will consider a plea deal on the grand theft charge that she stole a $2,500 necklace from a Los Angeles jewelry store if she can avoid going to jail, her lawyer tells CNN.
But attorney Shawn Chapman Holley stressed that the grand theft charge is "entirely defensible."
Lohan pleaded not guilty to the charge Wednesday (if convicted, she could face up to three years in prison). Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz immediately revoked the actress' probation related to a 2007 drunk driving conviction.
"Ms. Lohan maintains her innocence, and now that I've seen the police reports, I believe the case is entirely defensible," Holley told CNN. "Having said that, we will entertain a discussion concerning a plea if it means no jail so that she can move forward with her recovery and her career."
Lohan is due in court Feb. 23; it will be decided then if the theft charge warrants sending her back to the slammer immediately on a probation violation.
At her arraignment Wednesday, Schwartz warned the actress, 24: "Please don't push your luck, I am telling you. Things will be different."