Washington: It has emerged that Lindsay Lohan, accused of stealing a 2,500-dollar necklace from a jewellery store, faces a maximum three years in a state prison if convicted.
According to TMZ.com, the troubled actress will be charged with felony grand theft as early as next week.
Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Steve Cron told Fox News that Lohan may very well be prosecuted over the incident, although it is hardly likely she would be sentenced to a full three years.
“There is a likelihood. It seems to me that she got caught stealing that necklace and it appears that somebody talked her into returning it a week later and had someone drop it off but it was too little too late. She had already stolen it, so I think she will get prosecuted,” Cron surmised.
“It’s unlikely that she is going to get 3 years in state prison because although she’s screwed up repeatedly on probation, but she certainly can get a lot more time in county jail,” he said.
“Judge Fox could give her 6 months for violating probation in Beverly Hills and another judge who hears the case on grand theft could decide to send her for more time in county jail or he could send her to state prison. It’s more likely that she is going to go to an extended period in county jail. It wouldn’t be 30 or 60 days, it’s going to be a substantially longer sentence than that,” Cron added.