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Lindsay Lohan -- Charge Reduced to Misdemeanor!

4/22/2011 6:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan just caught a MASSIVE break -- her felony grand theft charge was just downgraded to a misdemeanor.

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TMZ told you this would happen .... Judge Stephanie Sautner ruled the offense, along with Lindsay's record, did not support a felony charge.  The judge noted Lindsay's DUI conviction was 4 years ago.

The judge denied Shawn Holley's motion to dismiss the case outright.

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121.

Annie    

Oh hush, Lilo deserves another chance. Another chance with a loaded .38 if she misses the first time. Give a 6 shooter, tell her it only holds 5 rounds then sell popcorn for all to watch.

Yes, her original charge was more than 4 years ago, but she keeps committing violations as she thinks she is something special. Then with these half arse, celebrity awe-struck judges who treat these shytt heads like they are special, it is the ones like LiLooser and Non-winning Charlie Sheen who think they can do whatever they want and they will just get a slap on the wrist.

My hairless cats have higher morals then this **** and her entire family. Ship them all back to NY, give all of them a pair of cement shoes and drop them in the Hudson or some place. I'll even cover the cost of the cement.

1250 days ago
122.

Reggie    

Big surprise the charge was reduced. Another celeb let off. calif justice is a JOKE!

1250 days ago
123.

cake    

When is Lohan's current probation supposed to end? Regardless of what happened today, I think the worst thing that could happen is for her probation to be extended and made more rigorous.

Jail time will annoy her - but being in jail means she's a far less risk to herself - her problems happen through her choices and actions.

A lengthy probation is something I don't think Lohan can complete without incident. History proves that out so far.

I think this is going to end up badly for her, ultimately. Giving her multiple 'chances' really does her more harm than good.

She doesn't seem particularly smart, and certainly not honest, ethical. Sadly her fame is now based solely on her bad acts... it's unlikely she'll want the attention to go away.

She's creepy and immature...

1250 days ago
124.

Wiley    

The judge didn't say the necklace wasn't worth $2500 - she said she was giving LL a break just like Harvey said. You enablers need to understand that the break is a onetime gift and doesn't mean that you can commit a felony and expect to get away with it. Fact is, LL was tested dirty for drugs and not charged, broke court-ordered rehab rules, refused a drug test, assaulted Dawn, late or not show up for court, and stolen numerous times and been enabled out of any consequences. Does anyone really think she can get through any length of time without committing another crime? She's pretty much used up all her freebees now.

1250 days ago
125.

CloBird    

Judge Sautner's still watching clips from the surveillance video.

1250 days ago
126.

The Truth    

LA Court Today

5 cases were for petty theft, charged as felonies only 1 was measured 17, Lindsey case

13 individuals violated their probation toady in court and only one was allowed to go free, Lindsey.

9 of the probation violations were for simple UA violations they were immediately placed into custody.

4 were for first time DUI probations – all went to jail.

None of the misdemeanors cases was anyone on probation, 3 were taken into custody immediately.

SPECIAL TREATMENT well duh

Simple vote against all the judges when election time comes up. If you have money or are a fame whore you get special treatment.

And the judges comment her DUI was 4 years again….duh and she’s still on probation.

819 people who got DUI after Lindsey were sentenced and completed their probation without issue.

Being on Probation is not an issue in LA court…everyone who goes to court there remember that.

The Truth

1250 days ago
127.

London Bloke    

Ya know my friend just told me that the court system isn't doing any favors for Miss Lohan by constantly letting her off the hook.
And I agree with him.

I think that by letting her off easy--her self-destructive patterns will only INCREASE. This gal can't help but sabotaging herself...And she could possibly wind up inadvertently killing herself...:-(

Nobody is truly helping her. She's not getting the proper support that she needs...
Pretty sad situation if ya really think about it.

1250 days ago
128.

SOOTHE    

IF you are truly sick of her preferential treatment then you need to write to the Judge and let her know that you are sick
and tired of this brand of justice. Bombard this judge with
emails. Complaining on a gossip website won't get the job
done WRITE!

1250 days ago
129.

SOOTHE    

Harvey knew this would happen because it was the deal made when they had the pretrial meetings with the judge the other day and
his good buddy Shawn to Harvey about it. It wasn't your great
legal mind that came up with this Harvey so quit taking bows.
She should have been charged with a violation when she jumped over the wall at the Betty Ford Clinic.
With the Republican Party trying to get rich off the backs of the middle class and deny them their right to their unions, the tea party with it's stupid birther issue and the California judicial system the United States has become the laughing stock of the world. You don't need terrorists to destroy you , they are sitting back and laughing while you self destruct.

1250 days ago
130.

pj    

the judge acted appropriately. this case is so minor financially - like stealing from walmart - that it will cost the tax payers a hell of a lot more than it's worth. rip

1250 days ago
131.

john john    

she's an idiot

1250 days ago
132.

cake    

@ Wiley
"Does anyone really think she can get through any length of time without committing another crime?"
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Of course not. She's proven incapable of that for... how many years now? Five? She hasn't been able to follow through with *any* penalties (other than being in jail - she didn't try to escape) meted out. Probation, rehab, alcohol ed classes... all have been fraught with problems, violations, etc.

It'll just be a matter of time, I'm afraid...

1250 days ago
133.

London Bloke    

Part of cake's post:

"She's creepy and immature"

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I agree with ya there.

I don't like to be cruel when talking about individuals...But Lindsay NEEDS to grow up!! And she is a bit creepy..

1250 days ago
134.

London Bloke    

Good idea "Soothe"!!

Write to the judge and let him know your thoughts.

1250 days ago
135.

migirl70    

she's a waste

1250 days ago
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