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Lindsay's Lawyer's Got A Trick Up Her Sleeve, Charges MAY Get Reduced…

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Looks like Lindsay may have some good news coming her way!

LiLo's lawyer Shawn Holley has brought in an expert to appraise the necklace that Lindsay allegedly stole.

Kamofie & Company priced the necklace at $2,500 despite purchasing it themselves for $850. IF the necklace's value is appraised at less than $950, then Lindsay's charge will be dropped to a misdemeanor.

We should find out more soon after Lindsay returns to court, but things def might be looking up for Ms. Lohan.

Do U think Lindsay's charge will be lowered to a misdemeanor? Or do U think that necklace is worth over $950?

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36 comments to “Lindsay's Lawyer's Got A Trick Up Her Sleeve, Charges MAY Get Reduced…”



  1. 1

    I think Lindsay Lohan needs to grow up.



  2. 2

    She won't go to jail! Lilo has more lives than a cat, she will get celebrity justice.



  3. 3

    If the jewelers BOUGHT it for $850, and priced it at $2500, that's pretty standard in retail jewelry, a 300% markup.

    To value the necklace at $850 when that's the wholesale price is ridiculous.



  4. 4

    Shouldn't matter what the necklace is appraised for. A store always inflates the price of jewelry twofold or more so they can make a profit. If they were selling it for $2500 that is what should be considered, not the appraisal price.



  5. 5

    I mean come on, when she stole the necklace it cost $2,500. All retail stores mark up their items. When someone steals a car do their attorney's try to argue, that the Ford factory made it for $3,000 even though the dealer is selling it for $11,000.
    Hohan will try anything. Her lawyer is starting to become a joke coming up with all this ridiculous shit to argue.
    "She can't go to court because its good friday." Really? Pathetic.



  6. 6

    Re: aeduko

    Exactly.



  7. 7

    Sounds like Blohan found another "loophole" in the system….

    She will walk on this one, another "celebrity" justice on this case.
    WHO THE HECK CARES HOW MUCH IT WAS WORTH????? *IF* she stole the necklace, SHE'S GUILTY!!!! PERIOD!!



  8. 8

    I think everyone is forgetting that the owners of the Jewelry store is in the business of making a profit. If the store can puirchase it from the manufacturer for $850 and sells it for $950 it is within their right to claim its worth as being $950. If it were anyone else caught stealing, they would be charge the $950, not what the manufacturer sold it to the store for, or for what it appraises at…so why should it make a difference??? If they bought the necklace for $850, it makes sense the necklace would have a mark-up otherwise what is the sense of being in business if you arent going to make a profit…..bottomline she shouldnt get a break because of that she should be charged with a felony.



  9. 9

    Ummm….the fact is that the accused intended on taking a necklace that was priced at $2,500 so that is what the criminal intent is/should be based on. Unless of course the accused is an actual appraiser and called bullshit on the price tag…which we all know wasn't the case. But I'm sure she and her cronies will find a way to get her off or at least receive a lot of leniancy. Too bad.



  10. 10

    Ummm.. the store bought it at $850.. that's WHOLESALE PRICE THEN! If they sold it at that, they'd make no profit. Granted a 150% mark up is steep… but that is what the market there can stand.. right? HOPEFULLY, the JUDGE will understand business better than her lawyer does. Her lawyer is grasping at straws again… throw the damn BOOK at her already!



  11. 11

    Have you seen it? It's very dinky. There are all kinds of valuations on an item of jewelry - replacement value, fair market value, scrap value, etc. I would say if the law's not specific about how the item is valued, they would have to assume the lowest value. No way is that little piece of junk worth more than $850.



  12. 12

    Fail.



  13. 13

    Princess Lindsay would never stoop down and wear a WHITE TRASH $850 necklace; how dare you disrespect her…THAT NECKLACE WAS WORTH $2500! What would her friends think?



  14. 14

    EVERYONE who has a retail business sells at 150% markup if they want to stay in business. What are you, Perez, stupid?! They cannot get her charges dropped, it's the value of the necklace to the consumer that they are going to claim! If you get into a car accident, are they going to reimburse you the cost of the car according to what FORD accountants know it cost to build or the retail price to replace? Sometimes I think you only have a 5th grade education



  15. 15

    old news



  16. 16

    For all the trouble this is causing couldn't she have just bought the damn necklace?! OMG this is so rediculous!



  17. 17

    I question that it is even worth $850. That thing is a piece of junk. So tiny, you can barely see it when she was wearing it. Totally lame.



  18. 18

    The necklace looks like it costs $25, not $2500



  19. 19

    I was actually selling it a pretty standard price. If she had stole it from the whole seller than she be charged with the whole seller price. However she did not. It was stolen at a retail facility at a retail price. To get a retail price you double the wholesale price add over head and labor and taxes. If she is being charged she should be charged at retail price. That was the value the jewelry store put on it and that is how much it cost.



  20. 20

    Nice posturing, but no deal girl. If the store purchased it for $850.00, then that is probably the wholesale value. It it what the store was charging for the necklace that is relevant to the felony designation. They need to get back to defending LL on the issue of whether or not she had the intent to permanently deprive the store of the necklace. The tapes hold the key to that issue, which can be supplemented by the store's conduct afterwards of shopping a book, selling the tape and getting publicity out of the debacle. Kind of hard to believe that a jury would side with the store owners given their conduct post arrest.



  21. 21

    I have never known a store to sell items at cost, or at a 10% profit. If they paid $850 for it, I'd expect the LOWEST asking price to be $1700.

    So if I go into walmart and steal $1000 worth of crap, can I argue that they only paid the manufacturers $300 for it?



  22. 22

    This news is months old. Why are you posting it now?



  23. 23

    This girl seems to get away with just about everything she does, doesn't she? There are never any consequences for this chick!! I recall she went crazy cuz she was all coked out, damaged property…the list goes on and on. No one wants to really punish this girl cuz she's earning $$$ anyway. She somehow manages to still wear all the latest fashions, have $$ to stay in fancy hotels, rent houses, travel, ride in limos, hire bodyguards??? How is this? Any one of us "regular" folk would already be UNDER THE BUS!!



  24. 24

    What damn difference does it make? She stole a piece of jewelery the store had priced at 2500.,and she DID steal it. She has not learned a damn thing,i.e.,getting her court date changed because it's Good Friday….she is sooo ridiculous,and continues to get by with all this shit…WE wouldn't!



  25. 25

    That necklace looks like it cost a quarter out of a supermarket machine. It was a thin, thin piece of metal chain. I would have NEVER paid more than $150 retail… and only if it were made of platinum. The shit looked mad cheap.



  26. 26

    Does anyone else find this girl to be scarey eerie with the synister looks she gives the cameras? How is she so sure that she will get off with everything she gets up to? This isn't celebrity justice as some of you say as she is a far cry from being any kind of celebrity. This is just an evil being trying to control the authorities/system. Looks like her lawyer is even under her spell as she has got to be intelligent enough to realise that the case she has been defending for all this time exists on non truths.

  27. @v@ says – reply to this


    27

    Tricks up your sleeves is a poor replacement for being a law abiding citizen.



  28. 28

    Lindsay, I'm just a citizen but I have a bigger future than you. ROFL!!!

    Oh the irony

  29. lck says – reply to this


    29

    LL and the lawyer are both pieces of shit, what happened to this lawyer quitting LL and returning again. And now LL has a job to be able to pay the attorney.



  30. 30

    Re: Novel1 – That's not fair to 5th graders LOL



  31. 31

    Re: TheBraveOutside – well obviously Lohan wouldn't have paid more than $0 for it. It doesn't matter what we think the valuation of the necklace is…it's what the courts think. If Lindsay thought that it was cheap as her team is claiming now…why wouldn't she go to Wal mart or some place like that. Because she believed the necklace to be worth what the retailer said it was. Funny, her team is now only talking about the value of the necklace, felony vs. misdemeanour, instead of stealing vs. loaning. She is GUILTY. But what will she get for her troubles is the real entertainment.



  32. 32

    So whats happening? is she in court yet? I cant wait to find out whats going on lol cmon !!!



  33. 33

    Re: poopdiddy2008 – Ass Hole!!!!!



  34. 34

    OMG I am so sick of the bitch and her "get out of jail free cards". It doesn't matter what some appraiser says it's worth, it's worth what the price tag on it at the store says it's worth, because that is what this type of crime is based on. NO ONE else in the world would even get a chance to make such an ridiculous argument but her. Anyone else would already be in jail. Celeb justice again, she will never learn as long as they keep making excuses for her.



  35. 35

    People should wake up and start suing attorneys for wasting tax payers time and making mockeries out of court cases.

  36. @v@ says – reply to this


    36

    "Grand theft" under California Penal Code 487 PC is defined as the unlawful taking of another's property valued above $950. If the property value is $950 or less, generally only a Penal Code 484 Petty Theft can be charged. If they grant Lohan a break based on the necklace cost value instead of retail, every thief in California will be bargaining down asking that cost rather than retail value of every item stolen will be used. Ridiculous. It's worth what it was priced at when you stole it.