Lindsay Lohan could go to jail without even having a trial. Why? It seems that even the charges of theft while under probation could land Lindsay in jail, whether she did it or not. It seems that the DA is weighing its options on whether or not to charge Lindsay with petty theft, because she’d go to jail anyway.
It seems that Lindsay has just had one big legal mess after another! That little necklace she liked is probably getting her in to way more trouble than she realized!
Prosecutor Danette Meyers could go back to court and ask the judge to violate Lindsay’s DUI probation … on grounds she stole the necklace.
The judge in the probation case could then hold a hearing — without a jury — to determine if Lindsay did indeed pilfer the jewelry.
Now here’s the big problem for Lindsay. In a criminal case, the D.A. must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt — in other words, convincing a jury that there’s a 98 to 99% chance that she did the deed.
But in a probation violation case, all the judge has to decide is that it’s more likely than not that she stole the jewelry — in other words, that there’s a 50.1% chance she did it.
Ouch. Do you think someone will finally have mercy on Lindsay and just let it go? Or is that part of the problem – too many people have let her go for too long?
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