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In Win for Lindsay Lohan, Judge Reduces Necklace-Theft Charge to Misdemeanor; Gov’t Vows Appeal

Posted Apr 22, 2011 1:23 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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In a worst-case scenario, Lindsay Lohan could have been taken to jail today after a preliminary hearing in a necklace-theft case, if a probation violation was found concerning an earlier driving-under-the-influence case, the Associated Press reported.

But instead, in a win for the troubled actress, a Los Angeles judge reduced the charge against Lohan in the necklace-theft case from a felony to a misdemeanor, reports the Los Angeles Times' L.A. Now blog. The prosecution says it will appeal the reduction of the charge.

However, Judge Stephanie Sautner denied a motion by Lohan's lawyer, Shawn Holley, to dismiss the case entirely, TMZ reported.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Lindsay Lohan Rejects Necklace-Theft Plea Deal Including Jail Time, Is Now Headed for Trial"

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