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No jail for Lohan for now

News18

Updated: March 11, 2011, 6:11 PM IST
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No jail for Lohan for now
Judge Keith Schwartz granted her bail until March 25th

London: Lindsay Lohan, who appeared in court after being accused of stealing a necklace from a store, has escaped jail term for the time being.

The actress appeared in court on Thursday and judge Keith Schwartz granted her bail until March 25th to decide if she will accept a court deal and plead guilty or no contest in the alleged theft of a 1,500 pounds necklace, reports thesun.co.uk.

Lohan had already been offered a six month sentence, but her lawyer Shawn Holley met with the deputy District Attorney and Judge Schwartz and is said to have bargained for lesser punishment.

A source said: "Lindsay's lawyer Shawn Holley was asking for no jail time, but the judge said he would sentence her to a minimum of 60 days, but likely not longer than 90 days."

If the 24-year-old fails to accept the deal, the case will go to trial and she could face a much longer prison term.

A preliminary hearing for trial has been set for April 22.

Lohan hellraiser was captured on CCTV during a visit to Kamofie & Co in LA on January 22, when she reportedly pocketed the item. In the footage, she can be seen admiring various trinkets during her 40-minute browse alongside a male friend.

At a pre-trial hearing last month, Judge Schwartz warned: "I don't care if you're Lindsay Lohan. This case does involve jail. If you plead in front of me and this case is resolved in front of me, you are going to jail. Period."

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