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Even With No Contest Plea Lindsay Lohan Could Get Jail Time


May 9 2011, Published 6:46 a.m. ET

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By Jen Heger Legal Editor


By Amber Goodhand Staff Reporter

Even if Lindsay Lohan pleads no contest in connection with violating the terms of her probation, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office is demanding jail time for the troubled starlet.

“The City Attorney handling the case will formally ask Judge Stephanie Sautner to order Lindsay to serve jail time for violating her probation,” a source connected to the case told exclusively.

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“The City Attorney will ask for jail time and will defer to the L.A. Sheriff’s Department on how and where Lindsay will serve her time.”

But in another lucky break for the 24-year-old, jail time could mean Lindsay serves her sentence at home with an ankle monitor, according to the source.

“If the Sheriff’s Department determines that Lohan can serve her time at home with an ankle monitor, the office won’t oppose it,” the source told

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"There is a very good chance that if Judge Sautner allows Lindsay to serve her time at home wearing an ankle monitor, she could leave her house during the day for work commitments. This is routinely done for non-violent offenders.”

Lindsay was scheduled to appear in front of Judge Sautner this Wednesday, but some reports say she may not appear at all and instead her attorney, Shawn Holley, may plead no contest to the misdemeanor grand theft charges for Lindsay a day early on Tuesday.

“Lindsay had previously been ordered to appear on Wednesday by Judge Sautner, so it seems that if the case is going to be heard a day early on Tuesday, Lindsay would be required to attend,” the insider said.


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