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May112011

Lindsay Lohan Likely to Serve 14 Days House Arrest

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, entered a no-contest plea Wednesday on the actress' misdemeanor theft charge, meaning Lohan, who did not appear in court, does not admit guilt but her case gets logged as a conviction.

Lohan, 24, allegedly stole a $2,500 necklace from the Venice, Calif., jewelry store Kamofie & Company in January.

Last month, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner reduced the theft charge from a felony to a misdemeanor. Sautner also sentenced Lohan to 120 days in jail for violating her probation. In addition, the actress was ordered to serve 480 hours of community service at the Downtown Women's Center as well as janitorial duties at the L.A. County Coroner's department.

On Wednesday, Holley told the court that it appears as though Lohan will be approved to serve her time through house arrest, and elaborated at a press conference after the hearing.

"As they would with any other person with a similar sentence, sheriffs will determine if she is eligible for early release and electronic monitoring," she said.

L.A. County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said a 120-day sentence effectively gets reduced to 71 days because of good behavior, and because of overcrowding it is further reduced to about 14 days, even if Lohan serves her time at home.

Lohan must surrender to the sheriff's department on June 17, at which time a decision will be made on whether she qualifies for home monitoring. 

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