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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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91.

themare    

Logar,
What's so funny about it? Do you really think she can stay out of trouble for 3 years?

1157 days ago
92.

ketjo    

One last thing then I'm back to the real world.......

The only women I know who have as many (8 now or soon as she turns herself in)mugshots as Lindsay/Lindsey Lohan is the hookers that stand out on the corners of Hollywood and Vine St and get busted as least once a month like clock work....

Now ain't that really something to be proud of ....at least the girls on the corner are getting busted working for a living...Lindsey's only excuse is stupidity and thinking she better then (regular)normal people.....

Oh well , won't take long for number 9 its right up ahead......

1157 days ago
93.

ernie    

Rocky.... you are so right. Just because Lohan got another sentence doesn't mean her problems have gone away. They actually just got much worse.... Why? Because she is still doing the same ole thing .... and has the same ole people in her life.... influencing her.

Nothing has changed. Other than she just got herself into another probation jackpot with a bunch of other conditions thrown in to boot. AND ... she still has her influences....

It is going to take a mirale to straighten out the Lohans... all of them.

1157 days ago
94.

yerppi3    

Another reason why the judge is a moron is for claiming LL isn't an addict, but she has issues that she is self medicating....um you jackass, THAT IS WHAT ADDICTS ARE! They use drugs to cope with their issues. HOW is what she said any different from any other addict?!

1157 days ago
95.

The Truth    

Judge Stephanie Sautner is a member of sciencetology (reported on CNN). Now we see why Lindsay joining the Gotti film with John Travolta makes sense.

Before she was with the film she was going to jail, now she gets off with committing a new crime and it just goes away.
Sciencetology is a get out of jail card in LA

The Truth

1157 days ago
96.

Pony Princess    

I absolutely LOVE the fact that Judge Sautner ordered LL to stay at least 100 ft away from Kamofie & Co. AND to not have any contact with them --- even third party contact: "And by that I mean not sending flowers to them".

HA HA HA....laughing a million times at Lindsay. She's been given a restraint order on this too!

1157 days ago
97.

dalejohn    

"If she screws up again she's screwed". REALLY tmz???? Cuz you've been saying that for YEARS and she's never been "screwed". She has been breaking the law since 2007, it is 2011 and the MOST punishment she's gotten was 2 weeks in jail. When all her crimes combined would have gotten a normal person YEARS in jail.

If she screws up again guess what will happen? She'll get off. And then she'll screw up again, and she'll get off again. There is no "getting screwed" for celebrities. Lindsay has proven the LA legal system to be a joke. She has gotten away with so many crimes and she still is. So if she screws up again, expect another slap on the wrist or trip to rehab
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THE ONLY THING THAT LINDSAY LOHAN IS "SCREWED" ON IS HER OLD LEATHERY METH FACE... AND HER CAREER. YUP, THAT'S SCREWED, TOO. THAT'S ABOUT IT. CLEARLY.

1157 days ago
98.

Superman    

Yeah, right. If she screws-up again, the next California judge will play pattycake with her again.

1157 days ago
99.

dreamon    

UCLA said that she did not have mental or drug issues , that is why they released her early .
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Well, if one of things isn't her problem-then she has a moral problem.

1157 days ago
100.

D    

She will never be held accountable for her actions. Never. Oh well, nothing I can do about it.

1157 days ago
101.

Paige    

For all of you saying that when she does something next time she'll be in jail. Why would you even think that she would EVER have to be punished as it has never happened and it never will. Interesting that any film compnany would hire her since you can't get a job with a probabtion hold can you? Or does America not do background checks before hiring?
She is a very clever girl in the way she has tricked them all the way up to the top of the judicial system.
The reason Harvey's story keeps changing is probably because he knows the way it should have gone down and knows too that how it did go down is corrupt.
Oh well.
Next.

1157 days ago
102.

anonymous    

judge sautner....total denial...deeper rooted issues, you bet, but after all of these years of substance abuse..why did she say no substance abuse followup too.

how can she deal with her deeper issues, if she starts drinking and drugging again??

whatever...she can do that, unless part of her probation insists random drug and alcohol testing, which it doesnt seem to say is included..that is a terrible mistake...and not supporting her.

1157 days ago
103.

D    

Rocky less than a minute ago

The jeweler will be out of business real soon so no worries there. Plus the place is a complete ripoff now that we know what their markups are like!!!
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Every jeweler has markups like that, it's nothing unusual.

1157 days ago
104.

Alan Carver    

Off of FORMAL PROBATION - but ON PROBATION AGAIN FOR ANOTHER 3 YEARS! Yeah this is going to be another interesting 3 years! This 'dip-whit' just does not get it! She continually thinks that obeying the law does not apply to her! While I appreciate that fact that Lohan "sac'd-up" and accepted her responsibility in this situation, all the while claiming her innocence, no one will ever take this lying, drug-addled, booze-bagged, has-been-that-never-was, serious ever again. Hollywood was smart to turn it's back on her and they need to do so from this point forward. She has no business being in that town when she has no credibility! I think that Judge Sautner is really confusing the case with her not needing drug, alcohol, classes. She is using substances because they are so readily available in drug capital USA! So of course, she is going to use a substance no matter whatever it is. Whether it being drugs, booze, sex, theft, sex, I mean the list of addictions is endless. But to say that her ISSUE is not substance abuse, then what is it? Yes we all hide from our afflictions by using but she is really confusing this poor 'dip-whit' of a chick that cannot get a straight answer from any of these Judges. They each weigh in on what is best for her and what she herself thinks are her issues. That really is like too many Chiefs and not enough Indians! Oh well, I guess once again Lohan has dodged another bullet this week. We will see what the rest of the next three years will bring. But let's be honest here, at this point she will be 27 by the time this is over with and she is not wanted now, and being older as she gets with her smoking and gravely voice, she is DONE! Not that she isn't already! No matter what role she gets it's going to be a feather in her cap only that she is being considered. Her 15 minutes of FAME are up and she needs to blow dodge after her probation is over with and any sensible person seeing where she is going to be in a movie, avoid it like the PLAGUE that she is! I choose to spend my entertainment dollar on REAL RELIABLE KNOWLEDGEABLE TRUSTWORTHY NON-ADDICTED INDIVIDUALS who know how to OBEY THE LAW instead of continually breaking it, just to see how far they can PUSH THE ENVELOPE! GO AWAY LOHAN!

1157 days ago
105.

Hot Farts    

Here's where they trip up the repeat offenders and why its better to receive jail time:

While DWC is a beautiful place and a fun experience and there is no rel work there she will complete no prob

While the Shoplifter class is a 6 hour online course (she could hire someone to do it) so she will complete

While her formal probation may only go til November (remains to be seen)

Here's where she is screwed. ANY TIME YOU ARE SENTENCED TO COUNSELING.

tHIS CAN POTENTIALLY GO ON INDEFINITELY. pROBATION HANDS THINGS OUT IN TERMS OF CHUNKS OF TIME. tHEY MAY SAY "OK YOU MUST UNDERGO COUNSELING FOR THE FIRST YEAR OF PROBATION AND WE WILL SEE HOW IT GOES". iF SHE DOES NOT COMPLY SHE WILL BE REFERRED TO COURT AGAIN

When it comes to counseling they don't play. In LA county if you screw up on probation they simply revoke you. They are more overcrowded than the Sherrifs jail and love to dump cases back on the court. Its is unfortunate for LL that the Court left the term of counseling up to probation because they way they will handle it is to keep her in counseling til probation is over.

1157 days ago
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