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
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HollywoodLife.com 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 HollywoodLife.com. “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

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Paul

Posted at 10:30 AM on March 10, 2011  

If it was evidence, why did the Police not have the tape?

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tuffyturf

Posted at 11:57 PM on March 7, 2011  

The statement made by the attorney here, is completely false. Either the tape is going to show that Ms. Lohan stole the item in question, or it will exonerate her. It is of little consequence that the tape was sold, unless it is edited and submitted in an attempt to falsify what truly transpired.

The impact on sentencing is inconsequential, what judge is going to give her less time for the mere fact that the tape that was used to convict her was sold to a media outlet? Absolute grandstanding by Susan Filan, and oh yeah..Sarah Palin Called Susan, she wants her glasses back..

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Sue

Posted at 10:20 PM on March 7, 2011  

I guess the store might have made a copy and sold it since they don’t get anything if Lindsay goes to jail or not.

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Sue

Posted at 10:21 PM on March 7, 2011  

I also wanted to add that it probably doesn’t matter to the store if Lindsay serves jail time or not (as long as they got their jewelry back).

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BILL FORNES

Posted at 9:07 PM on March 7, 2011  

I FIND IT RATHER STUPID THAT THE POLICE DIDN’T HAVE THAT TAPE IN THEIR CONTROL.—AND CHARGER SHOULD BE FILED FOR SELLING EVIDENCE IN A CASE THE STORE REPORTED IN THE FIRST PLACE.IN CALIFORNIA IT LOOKES LIKE ALL YOU HAVE TO HAVE IS A FIST FULL OF DOLLARS,A SHORT SKIRT AND A BIG SET OF HUMMERS AND YOU GET PROBATION.THIS JUDGE WON’T BE ANY DIFFERANT THAN THE OTHERS THE NEXT TIME —THE NEXT TIME , ETC ETC.

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JB

Posted at 8:25 PM on March 7, 2011  

she’s pathetic.

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Cherry

Posted at 8:21 PM on March 7, 2011  

5 years! Without possibility of parole!

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