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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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121.

_Taterman    

TMZ's last partial sentence: "so if she screws up again, she's screwed."

Yeah right! We all heard that before about Lindsay. Lindsay = celebrity justice.

1071 days ago
122.

Donna    

Marsha Revel caused this mess and extremely harsh sentencing for a non violent misdemeanor. Lindsay should have taken this to trial. It couldn't have been any worse.

@Nicole Are you kidding? The judge caused this? How about LINDSAY caused this. She has noone to blame but herself. Now I'm not one of the people that wish her dead or anything I am sick of people that think that she has done no wrong. She DROVE that car she STOLE that car she TOOK the drugs and she STOLE that necklace Maybe when she owns up to it and do her TIME then maybe people would wish her well rather then her dead

1071 days ago
123.

Igor    

Speaking from experience (unfortunately), when you get house arrest or work furlough, you do the whole sentance, 120 days

1071 days ago
124.

Holly    

The only criminals who win are the attorneys, and
the L.A.P.D Gang Unit who so greatfully keep our jail population down accepting payoffs

1071 days ago
125.

DrMabuse    

What a joke. The judge should be investigated.

1071 days ago
126.

Nicole     

john smith 7 minutes ago

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

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Totally i think it will be better than Paris Hilton's intial one.
Lindsay's first one when she was prepared and served 84 minutes could have been better.

1071 days ago
127.

dearyl coulter    

that is so typical.money talks even if your a retarded slut.one day i hope i see equal justice for everyone.double standards apply and that is so unamerican for the folks that do right to let some silly little druggie get away with whatever she does.it makes a mockery of justice and makes it look like its for sale.sucks

1071 days ago
128.

patrick    

If she is serving her time with a monitoring bracelet, I don't get why she gets time off for jail overcrowding! What is up with THAT?

1071 days ago
129.

Hot Farts    

MOVING OUTSIDE OF RANGE OR BEING FOUND WITH DRUGS AND ALCOHOL ON HOUSE ARREST=fELONY

Another violation of probation in the next 3 years = prison

While her formal probation with revert to informal, she will still have to go to counseling and that is reported to the probation officer or she has to check in with proof

1071 days ago
130.

Julie    

Well there is no question about whether she is a thief anymore. She is now a convicted shoplifter.

1071 days ago
131.

Pony Princess    

"In 1801, Philippe Pinel described patients who were mentally unimpaired but nonetheless engaged in impulsive and self-defeating acts. He saw them as la folie raisonnante ("insane without delirium") meaning they fully understood the irrationality of their behavior but continued with it anyway."

I, personally, think this could describe Lindsay. She understandes her behavior is not socially acceptable or forwarding her career, and is now almost constantly in and out of court, yet she continues her behavior anyways.

Don't know if I would term her "insane" but it doesn't make a lot of sense for her to continue to do.

Hopefully, someone will find something that LL can latch onto that will help her decide to quit being self-destructive. But it will be Lindsay that has to decide how she lives her life.

1071 days ago
132.

evelyn    

L.L. should try living in Lakewooc, Co. This b.s. would not fly. Three years ago, she would be doing time. It all amounts to who you know, what you know, & most of all when did you know it?

This system sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You & I would be doing time----you bet-cha your sweet ass!!!

1071 days ago
133.

Pony Princess    

Nicole,
you're so funny debating about LL's mugshots and how they will be better than Paris's first one. Man, that's insane!!!

1071 days ago
134.

Hot Farts    

@balls

who says Travolta is on her team. He's a scientologist and she is an adderall addict who gets it from a psychiatrist. He would back her if she changes I am sure but that proof is way down the road.

1071 days ago
135.

opinion123    

hey - let's have a game - let's list everything she will have under home confinement - that she would not have in Jail.
Her own bed
Soft sheets
Soft towels
Bathroom PRIVACY
TV
Cell Phone
Computer
Kitchen
Order out food

Your turn - - keep it going
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Soft toilet paper
Her own grooming products
stereo
visitors anytime
books
cable
and last but not least, PORN
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adderall
cocaine
alcohol
samantha ronson
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Clothing of choice - not fashionless jumpsuit
Nice soaps & Shampoo
Manicure & pedicure done in her house
Swimming pool
jewelry - stolen or bought
sex
ability to choose when to sleep & eat

1071 days ago
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