Good News, Lindsay! You Might Get Less Jail Time Because The Jewelry Store Sold The Surveillance Tape!

Mon, March 7, 2011 7:10pm EDT by 7 Comments consulted trial lawyer Susan Filan, who explained why Lindsay Lohan may be looking at half the amount of jail time, thanks to a careless move on the jewelry owner’s behalf!

Lindsay Lohan hasn’t caught too many breaks lately, but things may be looking in her favor. RadarOnline is reporting the jewelry shop from where LiLo allegedly stole a $2,500 necklace sold the surveillance tape to a media outlet, which could lessen the blow of 24-year-old actress‘ charges and punishment for her parole violation.

“I think that it does bode to the credibility of the store in terms of impeachment,” trial lawyer Susan Filan told “You could impeach their motive. Were they trumping up charges against Lohan so they could profit? That’s how you would impeach their credibility.”

However, even though the store sold the tape, it doesn’t mean Lindsay’s felony charge will suddenly be switched to a misdemeanor or that she’ll be off the hook for breaking probation.

“Even if she’s acquitted for the theft, she’s still in violation of her probation for having been arrested,” Filan explained. “I don’t think the judge would say, ‘This is such a hit to the case that it deserves a fully suspended case.'”

She added, “I could see the judge saying three months down from six months.”

Lindsay is scheduled to appear in front of Judge Schwartz on March 10. Do YOU think this latest development puts Lindsay in a better light?

Kirstin Benson