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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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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 . . .

by Paige
You might be right! I lived next door to an attorney, who has since been disbarred. He handled slip and falls. He would tell his clients they lost and pocket the money. When they finally nailed him, one of his attorneys said, "if he doesn't have a drinking/drug problem he'd better get one." They tried to base his defense on drug abuse, which they lost.

1270 days ago


I find it so hard to understand how some of you people think Lindsay got off easy.

If you add all the extra conditions, additional probation of three years .... and knowing Lohan's behavior .... how in the world can you think for a minute she beat anything.

She just made her life worse. What... just because she is not in jail?

JAIL is the easiest part of her sentence.

PROBATION is the killer .... and being trapped in the legal system for another three more years.

Lohan did not beat anything ... and in fact made her life much worse.

Jail and no more probation would have been the best deal of them all.

1270 days ago


I anyone started a Jail Pool already, I'll take days 83 and 211 for the next probation violation.....

1270 days ago


How dare they give the Goddess jail time. All you haters should be thanking God that you are allowed to breath the same air as her

1270 days ago

the Seeker    

ernie 18 minutes ago
Lohan did not beat anything ... and in fact made her life much worse.

Jail and no more probation would have been the best deal of them all.
I agree with Ernie .
Did you see Shawn's face when the judge first said 3 yrs. Supervised (intense) probation ?
I thought she looked horrified and defeated....imo

1270 days ago


Back when she was looking for another lawyer she talked to a Stuart Goldberg out of Chicago, People did a story on him . He had this down better than than anyone I have heard of . He said she dosn't get it and that the probation system is set for her to fail.
Look at what has happened since then she has failed in grand style . He said that her situation is dire . Well now it is , one more fail and she is gone to prison for a long time.
Lindsay just cannot see that. She is naive and self centered as a result of her childhood and parents. She sees herself as a victim because she is . look at her body language, she is beat up , used and abused.
It is good that she was not in court to day at least they did that for her .
She thinks this has solved the problem and every thing will be ok from here , I hope so but ???

1270 days ago


Recall and fire the judge. How big was the payoff to the judge THIS time? Will this little skank EVER pay her debts to society? FIRE THE JUDGE!

1270 days ago


Senario that very well could happen: Skanko goes to the judges home, breaks in, steals money, jewels and whatever else she can get her hands on, does lines on her kitchen table, drinks her liquor and steals what's left over then gets in her car to drive home. On the way the judge and her family are in heading home in the opposite direction. All of a sudden, skanko nods off, then pulls the wheel....her car careens directly into the judges car......Now do you think there will be justice??????????

1270 days ago


"so if she screws up again, she's screwed"

How many times have we heard that before? Once again, its not what you have done, but who you are. This Judge is just as complicit as prior Judges in Lohan's crimes, past and future.

Justice in America is based upon the almighty dollar...if you ain't got it, you're screwed!

1270 days ago

joel goodman    

what she really needs is a spanking and to be locked in her room....for about a year or two with no phone, no tv, no radio.

1270 days ago


I guess she's not the right...uh...type to go to jail the way Mike Tyson did.

1270 days ago


I guess she's not the right...uh...type to go to jail the way Mike Tyson did.

1270 days ago


Next to LiLo, I think pablo Escobar was the last person able to pre negotiate jail before pleading guilty to multiple crimes!

I don't think LiLo needs to be locked up in the County...but there are some 2000+ in there for just as petty crimes as this was...and the OCSO Sheriff should stop kissin all that celeb azz...It's unbecoming.

1270 days ago

Justsay Nohan    

"I wished the judge would have made part of her formal probation to be NO CONTACT with Dilo.

And more importantly, NO CONTACT WITH SAM!!"

For once we agree on something, Rocky.

1270 days ago

Justsay Nohan    

"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.

"Months later"? Try a week. During that week, they also made repeated attempts to contact her via phone but their calls were not returned.

"Celebrities borrow stuff all the time"

...and they sign proper do***entation or present collateral depending on the terms and length of the loan. Stores don't loan out jewelry on a handshake anymore.

1270 days ago
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