Lawyer: Lindsay Lohan Could Go To Jail Tomorrow After Her Court Hearing!

Thu, April 21, 2011 9:00pm EST by 3 Comments

Susan Filan tells us what to expect from Lindsay Lohan’s court date tomorrow and explains why she thinks Lindsay is headed to jail

Despite Lindsay Lohan‘s attempt to postpone her preliminary hearing tomorrow due to Good Friday, she is going to court in the morning. We spoke to criminal defense lawyer Susan Filan about what Lindsay will face tomorrow, including the possibility of jail time, and whether the case is at risk of a dismissal.

Will tomorrow’s preliminary hearing be like the typical court cases we see on TV? “Yes, the state will go first and call their witnesses. They will proceed with direct examination, then cross examination by Lindsay’s defense attorney [Shawn Holley], and if necessary both sides will have a redirect/recross,” explains Susan.

RadarOnline reports Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers will have the jewelry store owner and a store employee testify about the alleged theft on January 22.

Susan explains that the preliminary hearing is necessary to determine whether or not there is enough evidence to go to trial against Lindsay for felony grand theft. “Tomorrow, the way it is set up, it is unwinnable for the defense,” she predicts. In fact, Susan thinks Lindsay will go to jail tomorrow! “In my opinion, just for being charged with [this theft] she’s in violation of her probation. Shes going to jail, period. I think she’s going tomorrow. I think [Judge Stephanie Sautner] is going to find in the States’ favor on the preliminary hearing and the judge’s going to incarcerate her. And then Lindsay will sit in jail until her trial.”

It’s hard to believe Lindsay could finally get in real trouble for a crime since she’s had a history of escaping long term incarceration. Does her lawyer have something up her sleeve?

TMZ reports Shawn met with a jewelry appraiser to look at the $2,500 necklace Lindsay allegedly stole. If the necklace is worth less than $950, then Lindsay would be guilty of a misdemeanor not a felony. So does Susan Filan think this will be enough to dismiss a trial for Lindsay?

“If you steal something from Tiffany’s, you aren’t allowed to turn around and say ‘This is overpriced.’ The appraiser is not going to work, he isn’t enough. The judge will probably tell Lindsay’s lawyer to save that argument for trial. The only shot the defense has now is pulling something crazy like sending her to the hospital, like Michael Jackson did during his trial.”

What do you guys think? Do you think Lindsay’s going to jail or will she inevitably get out of jail free again?

Lorena O’Neil

More Lindsay:

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  3. Click here for Lindsay’s vulgar 911 call!

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Posted at 4:22 AM on April 22, 2011  

I believe it was loaned to Ms Lohan by the store clerk but forgot the paper works.

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Michael Prymula

Posted at 10:46 PM on April 21, 2011  

Unwinnable? Hardly! Holley’s likely only going to use that “appraisal” argument as a last resort, remember how sure we all were that OJ would be convicted? Look how that turned out, and Holley’s cross-examination in that case was a big part of him getting acquitted, so Shawn’s cross-examination is what the everyone should be focusing on. I wouldn’t be surprised if the store clerk really did loan that necklace to Lindsay, and it turns out she told the owners that she[Lindsay] stole the necklace because she didn’t want to get fired for loaning out a piece of jewelry without any paperwork.

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Posted at 10:27 PM on April 21, 2011  

Go to jail? Are you crazy—-this is California, where any time is done in hours and days, not months or years—if at all.

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