Lindsay Lohan has rejected the plea deal for the felony grand theft charges she faced after allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice, California jewelry store. Lohan will now face a trial in hopes of avoiding jail time.
Lohan has said she believed she was allowed to borrow the necklace and she is hoping the jury will believe that.
“Ms. Lohan has maintained her innocence from the moment this case was filed and she has never wavered,” Lohan’s attorney Shawn Holley said in a statement. “Though many advised her to follow the safe route by taking ‘the deal’, the truth is, Ms. Lohan is innocent; she has a strong defense; and we are confident that a jury will listen to the evidence fairly and acquit her.”
The preliminary hearing is set to begin on April 22. If convicted, Lohan will face up to three years in prison.