Will Lindsay Lohan Avoid Jail in Theft Case?

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Lindsay Lohan is said to be scared of jail and desperate to reach a deal in her grand theft case that will allow her to steer clear of an orange jumpsuit.

While she may not have a choice, given the evidence and the fact that she's on probation, and has been accused of stealing before, there is still hope.

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For one, all her lawyer has to do is convince a single juror that this was all a big misunderstanding, or convince a prosecutor, who could reduce the charge.

A judge could also spare her even upon conviction. [Photo: Pacific Coast News]

Prisons are crowded as is, and are generally regarded as a destination for hardened criminals, not chicks with mental issues who aren't public menaces.

While it's possible, given the severity of the charge, that she will lose and the judge will throw the book at her, here's how she could beat the rap:

  • She could strike a plea deal in which she only gets felony probation with no jail time as long as she stays out of trouble for three years.
  • Her lawyer convinces prosecutors that what Lohan ganked is worth under $1,000, making this a misdemeanor with lighter punishment.
  • The actress wins at trial by convincing jurors to buy her BS excuses, that she didn't intend to steal, the D.A. was out to get her, etc.

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