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Lindsay Lohan

Will Dodge Jail Bullet

9/23/2010 6:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan will not have to spend the next 30 days in jail ... sources connected with the case tell TMZ.

Lindsay Lohan jail.
There was a buzz in the case that Judge Elden Fox would have Lindsay jailed tomorrow -- without giving her bail -- and make her sit behind bars for 30 days until the next hearing. The danger for Lindsay -- she would have to serve the full 30 days and would not be released early because of jail overcrowding.

But insiders tell TMZ ... if Judge Fox remands Lindsay into custody he must set bail, because the underlying offenses are all misdemeanors.

So here's the way it will go down ...  Our sources say tomorrow's hearing will be extremely short.  There won't be any arguments over the case.  Judge Fox will schedule the formal probation violation hearing, and almost certainly remand Lindsay into custody and then set bail. But you can bet a bail bondsman will be right there in the courtroom to take care of business on the spot.  So Lindsay will walk out a free woman tomorrow.

When the probation violation hearing is held next month, it's likely Judge Fox will sentence Lindsay to 30 days in jail based on the failed drug test for cocaine.  As we first reported, the Probation Department will not recommend jail time for the second failed drug test because of an ambiguity in the paperwork.

But this 30-day sentence would be subject to the realities of jail overcrowding, which means Lindsay would go to jail for booking and probably be released an hour or two later.

The upshot -- looks like Lindsay will dodge another bullet.

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91.

boo    

Sorry, TMZ. I am now gonna ban everything from California. Your judicial system is seriously flawed. Waiting for the big quake that makes California fall into the ocean. Then all will be right with the world. Advice to all criminals in California......when you get arrested make sure your lawyer uses the people vs. lindsay lohan defense. Equal rights for all! Good bye

1389 days ago
92.

Crazydaz    

Bull CRAP!! I don't wish her harm, but I do hope that she never again has any success. She is spoiled and an appalling human being with no moral or ethical standard, and all the "justice" system does is enable her. She is a sex- and drug-crazed moron, and I wish that she would crawl away into a hole somewhere (along with her miserable family) and stay there for the rest of her days. Pathetic little punk and the California justice system and rehab facilities are nothing more than a mere joke.

1389 days ago
93.

verric    

Just watch her catch another failed drug test or two before her court date a month from now. That might bump her jail time up another 8 minutes.

1389 days ago
94.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

Can people call, write, email the LA County DA's office and Judge Eldon Fox's office? I'm going to personally research this and if I can, give them a piece of my mind!

1389 days ago
95.

Ashley    

Of course she will. What a damn joke. What's the point to her even being on probation, the drug testing, etc IF there is NO consequences to ANY of it for her? So dumb!

1389 days ago
96.

wHY    

Basically, she can do what f---k she wants... Go for it stupid

1389 days ago
97.

Good riddance!    

They think this is a victory, but all it does is make all of them think there are absolutely no consequences and will only serve to make them party harder and completely throw everything away. You see kiddies, teachable moments only apply to people with brains and these Lohans are short on brains and long on stupidity.

1389 days ago
98.

Brian    

#89. I could be dating a supermodel if I was a millionaire and drove a ferrari. The justice system deals in facts, not what ifs. Shes a train wreck for sure. But these are all petty crimes that have resulted in no injury or serious damage to property.

1389 days ago
99.

nobleday    

Listened to some of your TMZ live. You guys should check out the PBS show on meth. The drug is overwhelming to anyone who starts on it. People started out looking "normal" and quickly looked like they were 100 years old on the drug.

Comparing it to wanting donuts or some kind of food item is ridiculous. Drugs change brain chemistry. This is a good reason to never even "try" a drug. Once people try it they cannot stop. Not sure why TMZ isn't presenting drug addiction as the horrible problem that it is.

Sure there are a lot of Hollywood people on drugs, but it far more serious and difficult to stop than you are saying. Your staff needs to do a bit of research on this since the content of your site features so many drug addicted people.

1389 days ago
100.

elle    

If I was a criminal, I'd head to California.

No time unless you kill someone.

Nice.

1389 days ago
101.

Bippy    

Just got the gallows built and now have to take it down - the whole town was just waitin for a good hangin to start the weekend off with a big bang - Well there is always a DVD or TV or something else entertaining!!

1389 days ago
102.

darkrage6    

I just knew people would get upset about this, but the fact is she's really only getting off because she can afford bail, and she could still get sent back to rehab or get assigned community service like Paris Hilton did. Rehab would be the best thing for her as it could very well straighten her out provided she isn't released early this time, and then maybe some people would be less upset about her avoiding jail time(which i'm actually happy about)and I hope that Lindsay can prove all the haters wrong and resist the temptations to do drugs again.

1389 days ago
103.

darkrage6    

I just knew people would get upset about this, but the fact is she's really only getting off because she can afford bail, and she could still get sent back to rehab or get assigned community service like Paris Hilton did. Rehab would be the best thing for her as it could very well straighten her out provided she isn't released early this time, and then maybe some people would be less upset about her avoiding jail time(which i'm actually happy about)and I hope that Lindsay can prove all the haters wrong and resist the temptations to do drugs again.

1389 days ago
104.

big willy    

Put that bitch in jail, i mean if she was just a regular person like you or me she would have done at least 2 years, # 1 she is no star by ant means, what has she done except get busted with drugs, dui's and some othe stuff so someone tell me why this bitch is not in jail. Put her in jail and close this chapter of this little nobody bitch........

1389 days ago
105.

rock star    

Im sick of hearing about her hopefully she will overdose soon. she is a most worthless person and a waste of space.

1389 days ago
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