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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.

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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.

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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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netrek    

ginger - people like shawn chapman are parasites! they get rich by getting wealthy celebs off. shawn probably considers herself a celeb. these ppl are sick narcissists, they think that since they have money and some fame they are somehow special and better than everyone. they view the world in a very superficial way :(

1074 days ago
197.

the Seeker    


netrek 49 minutes ago

ginger - people like shawn chapman are parasites! they get rich by getting wealthy celebs off. shawn probably considers herself a celeb. these ppl are sick narcissists, they think that since they have money and some fame they are somehow special and better than everyone. they view the world in a very superficial way :(
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INclude Harvey in the same club which at some point becomes a sketchy conflict of interest..
when the sheriffs spokesman (SW) uses tmz as his personal *mouthpiece* (pun intended,HB) the county is truly fvcked.

1074 days ago
198.

stevie    

These LA Judges are jokes, they should be fired!

1074 days ago
199.

jhcombs    

Blah blah...celebrity breaks law...blah blah...slapped on hand again...blah blah...continues to use dope...blah blah.

1073 days ago
200.

grey_mookie    

Let's pump the brakes here a sec. I have no sympathy for her. You mean to tell me a repeat criminal (and yes theft, drug abuse, DUI's, and probation revocation makes you a criminal) who has been in court for one thing or another every other month gets special treatment over the common criminal. So what, she has a damaged life. Guess what? There are millions of kids out there in the U.S. alone that are probably 20 times more scarred than she is and will never have the opportunities that she has had. They still get time for crimes. They don't get a slap on the wrist and timeout at home. I'm not here to crusade against "movie stars", but they're human. I swear when they are cut they bleed. What is 3 months house arrest? Extended probation? Mandatory group counseling? Nothing. If it were honestly a normal repeat offender they would be serving 3-5 up in the state pen. Bad thing is every body knows that. Trust me I loved the 'Parent Trap' as much as anyone else, but we need to stop treating these situations like reality shows and more like real life.

1073 days ago
201.

TisMe    

THIS TWIT COULD GET AWAY WITH MURDER I THINK. THERE IS NO REDEEMING FACTOR IN LOW LIFE. She can't act, she can't find a man, she can't follow direction of the courts on any orders issued to date, she is ugly, she is an addict, she is a thief.
Cam you tell I have no time for her? It just amazes me that she skates by on every court appearance. Kinda reminds me of my x son-in-law. He has been to court and jail so often he has his own key..drugs,theft, 8 traffic citations while on a suspended license (since 2003 I might add) domestic abuse against my daughter and his current....cultivation, name it...he, like LH has done it. Get them before a court that has a set of balls, throw the book at them, make them serve every minute of their sentence. Free the community of at least 1 low life for a few years PLEASE!

1073 days ago
202.

RealTalk777    

This crackhead always seems to get away with stuff, US Criminal Court is a big A@& Joke. There seem to be multiple standards Justice for all yeah right Just Us more like it. If you can get away it do it i say, why waste you live follow bull**** laws that other get off time and time again because why? thre cute, thier an star, you get my point no need to continue. Such bullsH#() and one wonders why criminal live better that law abiding citizen, **** is backward for real ( Congress and the WH is so busy selling off USA piece by piece that they don't care, they hardly ever get jail time for all the shI# they do ( some of what wee never hear about ) Just saying that's all

1072 days ago
203.

Ed Gauthier    

I had to laugh when Lohan's judge recently made with some big, tough talk like, "Oh, don't worry, folks - THIS time she WILL do actual jail time, blah-blah-blah." Meanwhile, a little thing called reality set in. The judge didn't know Hollywood very well, huh? I swear that Lohan, Hilton and Spears could practically set a dang orphanage on fire, and STILL never do a day in the jug!

1072 days ago
204.

jbdass    

is it me or are americans getting more retarded by the minute. You have 2 wars, massive debt that will take 5 generations to pay off (China loves the way you all overspend what you don't have or own), crime that makes the middle east look like a safe place, bigots, wanna be stars and the most foolish justice system in the western world and this woman is what you all spend you time worrying about! If your founding fathers were alive today I think they would say to most of you "get the hell out of my country"!

1072 days ago
205.

jbdass    

is it me or are amicans getting more retarded by the minute. You have 2 wars, massive debt that will take 5 generations to pay off (China loves the way you all overspend what you don't have or own), crime that makes the middle east look like a safe place, bigots, wanna be stars and the most foolish justice system in the western world and this woman is what you all spend you time worrying about! If your founding fathers were alive today I think they would say to most of you "get the hell out of my country"!

1072 days ago
206.

hmmmm.....    

merciful sentence???? no one is above the law...blind justice...wait & see if she finishes all what the judge reprimands her to do....

1071 days ago
207.

Dave    

If I committed the same crime would I get the same sentence? No I would be in Jail. With her record she deserves no more breaks. This whole deal is a joke.

1052 days ago
208.

Julie    

Its just another, slap on the wrist, or should I say ankle. If it was any ordinary person, they would lock them up, and throw away the key. Why should she be on house arrest ? Just because she has money ! Thats why. Im sick of hearing that these, actors, and actresses, get away with everything. They are no better than myself, or anybody else. She should have spent a few months in prison ! She will be back in the news soon, real soon.

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