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Lindsay Lohan Gets Merciful Sentence for Theft

5/11/2011 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan dodged a huge bullet today  -- she won't be locked up in jail  ... this after pleading no contest to misdemeanor theft.


Lindsay's attorney Shawn Holley entered the plea a few minutes ago -- Lindsay wasn't in court.

Judge Stephanie Sautner said during the hearing, she doesn't believe Lindsay's problem is substance abuse, but rather her problems are more deeply rooted and she is self-medicating to relieve those problems.  As a result, Judge Sautner is not requiring Lindsay to undergo substance abuse counseling.

Lindsay will not get additional time for the theft.  She will be required to serve 120 days for her probation violation, and we've learned the Sheriff's Department  may allow Lindsay to do the time at home, with an electronic monitoring device.

In reality, the 120 days will amount to 14 days.  But during that time, Lindsay cannot leave her home, even to do community service.

Lindsay must complete psychological counseling and a shoplifters alternative class -- seriously.

Once Lindsay completes her 480 hours of community service, her probation in the DUI case will terminate, but Lindsay is now on 3 years probation for the theft -- so if she screws up again, she's screwed.


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the Seeker    

Congrats team members
The Seeker 'REPORT'ing for duty SIR,

"Funny thing is that where-ever you were born is probably not where your parents were."

I am a 10th generation Proud New Yorker ...
I spent many years working in San Diego Co.
@90210 is a complete baffoon...FACT !!!

Lindsay gotti over hurdle #1 today, as we say in the spec Ops community

"The only easy day was yesterday"

1239 days ago

Fat hand puppet    

what kind of "3 year probation"

1239 days ago


total BS. How many times have we heard this before? Its always "this is the last straw" and she always gets off with no conseq. Celebrity/money justice. Motherf*kers.

1239 days ago

Ms Ann    

Why the federal government not monitoring this fiasco of Justice in California?Is it because the celebrities gives away millions to avoid real justice to our powerful leaders?Well, clelebrities I would like for all of you to do a contribution for me.i am disabled and on a monthly income and a photo traffic citation from Baldwin Park was taken of me and the cost is 476 dollars ,which I don't have and I am threatened they will take my car,property and home to pay this debt.California is a bit too much and the lawyer that caused my disability in West covina,Calif. a hit/run drunk driver did not even get one night in jail and I lost my job as RN and my active lifestyle to enjoy sitting for long periods of times or even enjoy a movie outing.Lindsay,I do wish you the best and hope you don't kill or injure a person before the judges get the splint out of their eyes and balance the scale of justice.

1239 days ago


When did the justice system in California become a complete circle jerk anyway?

1239 days ago



Pretty close to entertainment as I am at a law firm that does primarily entertainment law and we handle the deal makers including those that are the biggest agents and producers. Trust me...this girl has lost her chance for now. Never say never, but she lost her spot and studios cannot trust her with wardrobe and jewelry and to show up and be sober.

The word is she's completely dropped from the A-list many years ago and talent or no talent, she has been replaced by a group of women that are more talented and educated. It's a tough biz and survivor of the fittest means you must be the fittest ALL THE TIME

I think it's been widely accepted in entertainment circles since the flop of Labor Pains that she was not bankable. Her career as an actress was over then. She's been too busy not acting for other reasons to notice.

1239 days ago

Chuck D of Valpo    

I am not a lawyer by any stretch of the imagination nor do I understand court proceedings seeing how I avoid the system. I will take a child's poem and reword it.

Lindsay Lohan sat on a wall.
Lindsay Lohan had a great fall.
All of Lindsay's lawyers
and all of her friends
couldn't put Lindsay back together again.

"And the whirlwind has hit the thorn tree. It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks"
Johnny Cash from his last album before his death titled "Cash"

1239 days ago

the Seeker    

Rocky use the Fulton"s STARS 'skyhook' like the old days in the Naval research div.

1239 days ago

Eric G    


1239 days ago


I said it before and I'll say it again. This woman does not have a drink/drug problem and the judge just confirmed it. She is a self entitled idiot that does what ever she pleases. She does not have a desease. She used that as a convenient excuse last time she got in trouble. Well, maybe not last time but a few times a go. She is a liar extrordinaire and a manipulator like no one has ever seen before. Stop trying to analise. There is no rational to this. She is a comedy act so no sense in getting all pissed off at her. Just laugh at her as this is what she does and she does it well.

1239 days ago

m hagopian    

how does a person in calif. with 2 duis 5/26/07 and 7/24/07 with drug charges not get JAIL TIME real jail county. where was MADD i got i dui many years ago i was crucified lohan received 2 within 2 months!! now all this recent trouble if this was a normal person you would not be in jail STATE PRISON makes me wonder about calif.s court system as far as community service she can only do 8 hrs. a day whos monitoring this? wait til she kills somebody in her car she will more than likely get a medal.

1239 days ago

paul a.    

you guys at TMZare such lawyers. how is this a good outcome? this girl is in serious trouble and all today's judgement is doing is re-enforcing her bad attitude towards actions/consequences.

Does anyone on Earth think she can go 3 yrs without screwing up? Why would she? she feels invincible!

1239 days ago


This is another joke. Does California really have a justice system or is it just all TV land? What a waste of tax payer's money and in the state that can least afford $ to be wasted. DIGUSTED WITH CALIFORNIA!

1239 days ago


First of all the jewerly store obviously new she took the necklace, but they didn't call the cops, until months later when they saw the necklace. Celebrities borrow stuff all the time, I find it fishing that the store didn't say anything for such a long time.

1239 days ago


Stop saying she is screwed because she won't be. She gets away with everything. You watch, she won't be able to go until July 4th without getting into trouble again.

1239 days ago
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