Operation "Keep LiLo Out Of The Clink" continues into phase two: Seek a plea deal for a lesser sentence!
Thought she still maintains her innocence, sources close to Lindsay Lohan reveal she has her lawyer working overtime to get the D.A. to agree to a plea deal, one that does not include jail time.
As we understand it , during the hearing yesterday, Judge Keith Schwartz granted Shawn Chapman Holley a new hearing date so that she and the prosecutor could talk about a plea bargain. From what we know, Lindsay is willing to plead guilty, so long as it means she's kept out of prison.
Just one problem with that - the prosecutor's out for blood! Oh yeah, Danette Meyers is not foolin' around this time. She wants Lindsay to serve some time for what she's done, past and present, so she and LiLo's lawyer are at an impasse.
There is some hope for Lindsay, though. Her freedom could come if Judge Schwartz feels like being kind to her. As we understand it, in a case such as this where there is only one charge, a defendant can cut a deal with a judge, taking the D.A. out of the picture. If LiLo's lawyer can persuade the judge to make a ruling himself, he could grant her assurance that Lindsay won't go back to prison and the case could go away.
But the likelihood of that happening? Considering the wrath he spewed yesterday, we're thinking slim to none.
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