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Lindsay Lohan Can Drink ... For a Price

6/9/2010 6:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has done some digging, and it turns out Lindsay Lohan is effectively free to drink as she pleases, provided she's willing to pay $10,000 for a vodka on the rocks.

Lindsay Lohan

The man who posted Lindsay's bail yesterday -- David Perez -- tells TMZ Lindsay didn't really forfeit her $100,000 bail.  The judge just applied the $100,000 to the new, enhanced bail, adding another $100,000 on, thus forcing Lindsay to pay an additional 10% premium to Perez. So Lindsay has really lost nothing, other than having to pay a total of $20,000 to the bail bondsman.

If the SCRAM people tell the judge Lindsay is drinking again, the judge will go through the same drill. Judge Revel can't revoke bail altogether and throw Lindsay in jail ...  because the case involves only a misdemeanor.  As long as Lindsay keeps paying the increased premium, she'll be free.

Bottom line ... if Lindsay wants to keep drinking, it will probably cost her $10,000 a pop. 

One more twist. Even though Lindsay is insisting she wasn't drinking Sunday night, it won't do her any good to get Shawn Chapman Holley to challenge it.  Even if Holley can convince the judge the SCRAM reading was bogus, all the judge would do is cancel the $200,000 bail and go back to the $100,000 bail.  So Lindsay would get $10,000 back, but it would probably cost $25 grand in legal and expert fees.

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106.

MidoriMe    

Lindsay Lohan can drink for a price . . . her liver.

1493 days ago
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melissa    

lindsay you can drink gulp YOU SHOULD GO TO JAIL STOP THE LIEING AND JUST FACE YOUR PUNISHMENT YOU UGLY PERSON GO GET A DRINK

1493 days ago
108.

Hope06    

The law provides for just so many misdemeanors. Habitual misdeameanors can end up as class D felonies. Unfortunately this case is really only true for people who cannot afford to pay "these premiums", and they go to jail, where they get probation, should they violate probation, then prison; and then parole, they violate parole, which is what happens once you commit a felony, back to prison you go. The rich get richer, the poor continues to wind up in the system. Should have been a felony to begin with. This was probably a felony then it most likely got knocked down to a misdemeanor with the terms of probation. If this did not go back to a felony (I don't know the whole story, just how the system works) after violating the terms of her probation, it just shows that there are two judicial systems, one for the wealthy, and one for the rest of us. Way to go Judge. Just let her loose, she is actually the best out of all the other "offenders" we read about. At least she has some talent, and hopefully will find her way. I don't think you should be a legal adult at 18 or 21. 25 sounds about right when you really start to think about consequences v. actions.

1493 days ago
109.

sfr8drwill    

she needs to hire me so I can assist ****ing her down everyday and put her in her place!

1492 days ago
110.

ike     

sad thing about this all is she will die before she gets the help she so badly needs .I hear people say send her to jail and i agree she needs to have some type of punishment for her actions. maybe that will shock her out of her false reality.

1492 days ago
111.

Charlene    

She is a damm alcholic and needs to get her act together before she becomes another Hollywood statistic like the other young ones that have died before her. As far as talent she has none so I don't see why anyone cares or why she is even a star. She is going to end up broke and homeless. She gets what she deserves.

1492 days ago
112.

DaniGirl    

As long as you keep writing articles about her, you are enabling her. Who gives a ****?

1491 days ago
113.

Ronald Austin    

One hundred and twenty five comments and no one even challenged the premise of this article? Who says the judge can't jail her? I believe that a judge can jail a person for violation of probation on a misdemeanor charge (which, itself can carry up to a year in the county jail). I believe that one can't be jailed while appealing a misdemeanor conviction, but that is an entirely different story. I thought TMZ was run by lawyer Harvey Levin. Anyone care to quote the law on this issue?

1491 days ago
114.

gramercy808    

close to her non-comped bar-tab circa 2001.

1490 days ago
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