Hours after Lindsay Lohan nixed a plea deal that would have ended her felony theft case with a light sentence, her lawyer was talking a good game.
On Wednesday, Shawn Chapman Holley proclaimed her embattled client's innocence and declared that the train wreck will be acquitted by a jury.
"Ms. Lohan has maintained her innocence from the moment this case was filed and she has never wavered from that," Holley said in a statement.
EFF A PLEA DEAL! Lindsay Lohan's will roll the dice at trial.
"Although many people advised her to follow the safe route by taking 'the deal,' the truth is, Ms. Lohan is innocent; she has a strong defense."
"We are confident a jury will listen to the evidence fairly and acquit her."
Holley formally notified the DA that Lindsay wasn't going to be accepting a plea deal that would include jail time and opted to go to trial.At her preliminary hearing April 22, Judge Stephanie Sautner could remand Lohan into custody for violating probation as she awaits trial.
Holley and Lohan must be confident this won't happen, however, because if it does, she'll do more jail time than if she'd taken the plea.
If Lindsay is innocent, then no probation violation would have occurred. So it's possible Sautner will allow her to remain free before trial.
We'll find out in a few short weeks. In the meantime, Lindsay will most likely act shady and continue to calm her nerves by partying.
[Photo: Pacific Coast News]