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Lindsay's Lawyer Scribbles Hasty Appeal

4/25/2011 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan's lawyer was so blindsided by Judge Stephanie Sautner's decision to throw Lindsay in jail Friday ... she scribbled an appeal on what looks like a stationary store legal form and jammed it through the system so her client could get out of the pokey.

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TMZ obtained the form ... filed by Shawn Holley minutes after the judge sentenced Lindsay to 120 days in jail for the probation violation.

Holley's name and address is scribbled at the top of the form, as is Lindsay's name in the document.

And, the standard form didn't make sense because it says the defendant is indigent, so Holley drew a line through it.  On the other hand ...

By filing the notice of appeal, it allowed Lindsay to bail out while the appeal is pending.

Sometimes, done beats perfect.

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46.

The Truth    

BIG PROBLEM WITH APPEAL

The Appeal she filed is for a “Contested Probation Violation”. Lindsay’s attorney did not contest the violation only the term of the violation. Therefore she used the wrong appeal form. The “Contested” appeal is used when the violation itself is contested. During the hearing she did not contest the violation therefore she cannot appeal it.

You must bring up in court that you are contesting the violation and what points you are contesting of the violation itself. Lindsay’s attorney did not.

Hey Harvey this is Attorney 101, you can only appeal what you contested in court. She only contested Lindsay going to jail that day.

The DA can now kick the appeal with one simple filing or the appeals court will do it.

This comes under Duhhhhhhh for Lindsay’s lawyer.

The Truth.

1184 days ago
47.

Lucky_130    

Thank you to those who have given your condolences for the loss of my dog. That really means a lot to me. Its kinda hard even coming here to post without having him in the room, but fortunately this site and the people at TMZ make me laugh. Thanks again. :)

1184 days ago
48.

Pony Princess    

omg, this is getting so old and so boring. Drop the case, let her go and start pointing fingers and KAMOFIE COMPANY since they are low lifes, opportunistic pigs. PLEASE GO TO YELP.COM AND WRITE A REVIEW FOR KAMOFIE!

miss scott,
only an idiot who doesn't think writes drivel like this. Sure, let Lindsay go. Free her from all the consequences of breaking laws. Maybe she'll be perfect and never break a law again. Or maybe (more likely) she'll continue to break the laws.

You don't have to enable Lindsay, she does a fine job of pointing finger at anyone she can. Truth be damned!

1184 days ago
49.

Pony Princess    

I'm sorry for your loss, Lucky 130. Words just can't say.

1184 days ago
50.

Julie    

Nicole and Miss Scott:

That's wrong to take this out on the jewelry store. You heard the evidence from Lindsay's own attorney. There was no agreement, and Lindsay did not return the necklace she took from the store. The DA's office decides to prosecute, not the crime victim -- this is not the store's fault. To post false public negative reviews of the store is wrong. It was the store's misfortune that Lindsay walked in that day and decided to remove merchandise without paying. Please do not victimize the real victim any further.

1184 days ago
51.

Lynne    

She has cute handwriting. <3

1184 days ago
52.

El Mitch    

You need to correct the spelling of "stationary" which does not mean the "stationery" that you wanted to use in this news.

Lindsay deserves a longer jail time...she has fooled a lot of people and has lied a lot!

1184 days ago
53.

CA Girl    

"All I did was try to steal a bracelet, for crying out loud! This is police brutality and a system gone NUTS at its worst, and I WILL NOT STAND FOR IT!!! Everyone is AGAINST me! I'M A BIG STAR!!"

She is a legend in her own mind....

1184 days ago
54.

ee cummings    

"Blindsided " Both of them are dumber than a bag of hammers !
Is there a special "Pied Piper" that draws mentally limited to Hollywood?

1184 days ago
55.

Pony Princess    

Hey sean, thanks (but no thanks) for giving me up as the trojan horse. I'll let Helen of Troy know that I'm missing. K?

1184 days ago
56.

Blood Red Witch    

Lucky130 My deep condolences for the loss of your dog. They are our hearts.

1184 days ago
57.

rosh    

They need to just leave this lady alone already! She doesn't get away with anything, unlike the rest of America!

1184 days ago
58.

CoolPhosphorescentShimmer    

Lucky130, I'm so sorry about your dog. As BRW said, they are our hearts, and indeed, our souls.

1184 days ago
59.

RAYC    

I LOVE YOU Judge Stephanie Sautner, Lohan HAS BEEN GETTING AWAY WITH TO MUCH FOR TOO LONG, PEOPLE WITH MONEY THINK THEY ARE ABOVE THE LAW, AND THEY ARE MOST OF THE TIME.

1184 days ago
60.

Muppet    

Shawn Holly will probably love the day she no longer has to represent Lindsay. This woman has done a remarkable job of keeping Lindsay out of jail, yet Lindsay continues to get herself in trouble!
What kind of defence is saying she should have returned it sooner?? I can't wait for the trial to hear what really happened in the store that day!! Neither side seems very honest.

1184 days ago
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