Lindsay Lohan’s’s Lawyer: Grand Theft, My A**!

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Criminal defense lawyers know prosecutors often overcharge crimes. What should be a petty theft misdemeanor charge ends up becoming a grand theft felony and the list goes on. Lindsay Lohan’s case might very well be one such situtaions. So, it really is no surprise that Lindsay Lohan’s criminal defense attorney  is calling it as it is. 

“TMZ broke the story … various Los Angeles jewelers believe the necklace Lindsay allegedly stole isn’t worth nearly the $2,500 Komofie & Co. was asking. Under California law, the item in question must have a “fair market value” of more than $950 to constitute grand theft. The jewelers we spoke with said the fair market value ranged between $800 and $1,000. If the value is $950 or less, it would be petty theft, a misdemeanor punishable by six months in jail, rather than one year in prison.

There have been countless cases in which people charged with grand theft successfully defended themselves by asserting that prosecutors overinflated the fair market value of the item that was allegedly stolen.”

TMZ has the full story.

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Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her firm’s fashion and entertainment law practice areas. Ms. Uduak has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts. She has also handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients including network television and licensing deals. Her work and contributions to the creative industry has been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association, and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA: ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She is also the author of Fashionentlaw™ and also has over two decades combined hands on industry experience in the creative industry which includes modeling, retail, fashion production, public relations, digital media, journalism and publishing. For further inquiries or if you are seeking legal representation, please email (uduak@ebitulawgrp.com). You may also follow her on twitter at @uduaklaw

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