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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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106.

srsly    

**** like this makes me understand why people want to see her OD

i don't wish ill on anyone but screw this girl and never seeing any consequences. what a narcissistic waste of space.

1198 days ago
107.

Jan    

Poor baby. Grounded for two weeks. Acts like a brat and treated like a child.

1198 days ago
108.

Pony Princess    

90291,
What the heck is your problem??? You keep harping on how non-native Californians are coming to LA to F up the nice community you have. You seem to think that because you are native Californian it entitles you to bash all the people who chose this state to live in. It doesn't. I, in fact, am a native Californian who has lived not only in California, but in other states and and in Canada. The only place I was not welcomed was up in Oregon by some creep who saw my (then Missouri) license plates and screamed at me to go back to where I came from, that I wasn't welcome there. Funny thing is that where-ever you were born is probably not where your parents were. So if everybody was living where they were born, no one could migrate at all.

You need to recognise that our country is a nation where we have the FREEDOM to move where we want and live where we want in it, unless imprisoned or something. You and no other person in our country has the right to tell people that all these non-native Californians have to go back to their home states.

1198 days ago
109.

Doug    

I am sorry but I really hate to say this there is not 1 judge in California that knows there ass from a hole in the ground. I think all them should be fired there sure not doing anything for the tax payers of California. No wonder California is broke there all a bunch of IDIOTS.

1198 days ago
110.

Nicole     

@andyconda
Well she is still a non violent misdemeanor offender and isn't a felon. Plus the next mugshot will be her best as she will be prepared and won't be in a horrible orange jumpsuit.

I think if the release % for overcrowding drops to 10% or even 15% Lindsay should seriously consider serving some jail time and putting everything behind her.

1198 days ago
111.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

No problem, peeps. She'll violate her probation, they'll revoke her probation and sentence her to...MORE PROBATION, makes perfect sense. Girl is going to be on probation for the rest of her life.

1198 days ago
112.

_roxy_foxy    

@_roxy_foxy

1198 days ago
113.

Hot Farts    

@rocky

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

1198 days ago
114.

Doug    

Oh and harvey your an ******* to how many times are you gonna say this on your web site.

but Lindsay is now on 3 years probation for the theft -- so if she screws up again, she's screwed.

How many time have you said something like this before I thought you were a liewyer.

Harvey you screwed LiLo how many times with that coment. Was she any good Harv?

1198 days ago
115.

Holly    

She's wont like deleting the paps off speed dial

1198 days ago
116.

john smith    

The next mugshot is going to be off the hook!!

1198 days ago
117.

Pony Princess    

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.

the truth,
where is this? I can't find where CNN is saying that Sautner is a Scientologist.

1198 days ago
118.

Roz    

With Lindsay facing 3 years of Probation - once she films Gotti, should she consider leaving not just CA but the US for a while, relocating to London? If I understood Beckerman's legal explanation Tues - breaking the law outside the US would NOT violate her probation. (This assumes she'd "probably" [statistically] not follow lessons learned in counseling, or again display reckless behavior.) More importantly - if she really wants to be taken seriously as an actor, she should get some stage experience under her belt and appear in a few plays. What better place than London?

1198 days ago
119.

Pete    

If she screws up just 14 or 15 more times, she's screwed.

1198 days ago
120.

Melina    

Of course she did.
Even if she screws up again, she'll get another merciful sentence. That's how lucky her stars are.
Also her problem isn't sustance abuse, her problem is sociopathy.

1198 days ago
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