Lohan Prosecutor Criticizes Judge

By Mary Harris
|  Monday, Apr 25, 2011  |  Updated 3:56 PM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Lindsay Lohan's Highs and Lows

AP

Lindsay Lohan was sentenced last week to 120 days in jail.

Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

Los Angeles prosecutor Danette Meyers is considering appealing a court decision to reduce the charges against Lindsay Lohan from felony to misdemeanor for stealing a necklace from Venice jewelry store.

Meyers said LA Superiour Court Judge Stephanie Sautner  “abused her discretion in this case.”   Meyers said the charge is a solid felony because Lohan was on probation at the time. She said Lohan has violated that probation “on numerous occasions.”

On Friday, the Judge justified the reduction by saying it was a common move in less high-profile cases.  Reducing the charge immediately lessened the amount of time Lohan could spend behind bars if convicted of theft.

For violating her probation, Judge Sautner sentenced Lohan to 120 days in jail and 480 hours of community service.  Her service will include work at a women’s center and the LA Morgue.

Lohan is due back in court on May 11.

 

 

 

.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out