Lindsay Lohan's lawyer is steadfast that her client will win in court. Or so she says. A recent report suggests her confidence level may be more tepid.
Shawn Chapman Holley has asked the judge in her grand theft case how much time Lindsay Lohan will get by agreeing to a guilty or no contest plea.
The eventual sentence was discussed last week in a secret meeting between Holley, Judge Stephanie Sautner and Deputy D.A. Danette Meyers.
Lohan's preliminary hearing is scheduled to begin Friday.
A source close to the case tells us the judge told both attorneys how much time she would serve, although word of any precise sentence hasn't leaked.
At worst, Lohan faces three years in a state slammer. She nixed a plea deal that would have gotten her just three months, but with probation as well.
We all know how Lindsay does with probation.Meyers will be calling the owner of the jewelry store where Lohan is accused of stealing a $2,500 necklace and the employee who assisted Lohan then.
Holley will likely question the motives of the store, as well as call into question the true value of the piece, which some say is sufficiently lower.
The preliminary hearing is scheduled to last 1-2 days if Lohan doesn't cop a plea. The judge will determine if there is sufficient evidence for trial.
That seems like a foregone conclusion at this point. Whether Lindsay actually rolls the dice at trial is more of an open-ended, uncertain matter.