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Lindsay Lohan Refuses Plea Deal: I'm Innocent and a Jury Is Going to Acquit Me!

Thu, March 24, 2011 10:11am EDT by 2 Comments
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Getty ImagesWe were told by several prominent attorneys that Lindsay should take her chances on a jury trial — and now she is, officially.

Lindsay Lohan is going to roll the dice and leave her fate to her peers in that stolen-necklace case. Here’s why …

LiLo’s lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley says (again) that her client is innocent, and that she’s going to let a jury decide whether she should go to jail for allegedly stealing a necklace from a Venice, Calif. jewelry store on Jan. 21.

“Ms. Lohan has maintained her innocence from the moment this case was filed and she has never wavered,” said Holley in a statement. “Though many advised her to follow the safe route by taking ‘the deal,’ the truth is, Ms. Lohan is innocent; she has a strong defense; and we are confident that a jury will listen to the evidence fairly and acquit her.”

This means that the next time Lindsay will be in court is April 22, and she will appear in front of Judge Stephanie Sautner for a preliminary hearing in preparation for the trial.

According to, Holley has informed the LA County District Attorney and the other judge in this case — Judge Keith Schwartz — of her decision.