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Lindsay Lohan

Probation Dept. Sides with Her!

10/18/2011 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Lindsay Lohan will get some critical support when she goes to court tomorrow ... Probation Department sources tell TMZ the Dept. thinks Lindsay has done most of what she's required to do, and they will NOT recommend that she be thrown in jail.

Our sources say ... the Probation Dept. officials will tell the judge in a written report that Lindsay is in "substantial compliance" with the terms of her probation.  They concede she was kicked out of the Downtown Women's Center for habitually failing to show up, but they note that Lindsay has a year to complete 360 hours of community service, and she's still on track.

And, sources say, the Probation Dept. has been in touch with Lindsay's shrink, who says she has gone "regularly."  The shrink did not address Judge Stephanie Sautner's directive that Lindsay go for therapy once a week -- because she hasn't.  But, we're told, the shrink is still satisfied.

We're told the report will note that Lindsay has completed her shoplifting course.

Judge Sautner made it clear ... if Lindsay violated any court order, she would go to jail.  So now it's up to Herhonner to decide if Lindsay went astray or whether a few missteps don't count.

The hearing is set for Wednesday at 10 AM.

We'll be livestreaming everything.

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61.

TheMarshmallowMan    

Sources= Dina Lohan, duh

916 days ago
62.

justbcuz78    

She'll be joining the '27 Club' sooner than later & then we won't have to hear about this slizzy anymore...

916 days ago
63.

barcham    

Of course her shrink is fine with telephone sessions. Would you enjoy spending an hour every week listening to this airhead complain about how everyone is against her? Lindsey is just another example of the privileged few getting preferential treatment and there isn't a judge in Hollywood with the balls to stand up to her.

916 days ago
64.

ilovegossip    

You've got to love TMZ, and the way they put unflattering pictures up of Lindsay when the article portrays her in a negative way, but then put up nicer pictures of Lindsay when the article portrays her in a positive way.

916 days ago
65.

daRock    

Great so she, the rode wet lizard she is, paid off the swamp lizards in the probation department?

I won't shed a tear if she OD's on coke and moves into another dimension!

916 days ago
66.

andyconda    

Next story
Judge wants to max out lindsay lohan.
or inside sources say lindsay is going to jail..
Its harveys way of keeping the drama up...
every court date so far has had the same TMZ tactic...
Not one time have they stayed constant..
I do not believe the probation Dept will submit information like this....one day before court...
My question is, Why is the bailbondsmen going to be there?
and why does she have to show up?...
the rest is all hearsay..and propaganda...

916 days ago
67.

andyconda    

does any other site reporting this?...If not Its just TMZs way if acting like the "GLOBE"...or "SUN"....

916 days ago
68.

mary collins finn    

On Sunday, I posted this comment in response to TMZ and commentators smacking their lips in anticipation of gleeful schadenfreude:

"Despite the breathless tabloid reports, it is quite unlikely that she is in violation of her probation. If she were, the probation dept. would have expedited a hearing to address a specific act of non-compliance. Look at it like this: she most likely had permission from her probation officer to leave the jurisdiction on the times she did. She most likely had permission to conduct sessions with her therapist by phone on a weekly basis during those absences. If she fulfilled those obligations she is not in violation.
Re the community service: She was switched from the Women's shelter to the Red Cross presumably with the approval of the Probation Department. We can speculate forever as to why that happened. But the fact is, the probation department went along with it. So she is in compliance. As to the number of hours she has completed? In reality she does not have to have completed a single hour of service up to now. She has at least six months to the deadline in May. The judge may reprimand her if she has not shown a good faith effort to make a big dent in the number of hours she owes, but she cannot sentence her to jail because she has not violated. Of course it is poor planning on her part not to get this out of the way ASAP because should she land a movie role or whatever, the judge has made it clear that work is not an excuse come May.
Keep in mind that the Probation Department has been reprimanded by the judge in three instances in this case. First they were incorrectly subjecting her to alcohol and drug testing when that was not a condition of probation. Second , they claimed she violated by not paying a Probation Dept. fee up front, when in fact she had paid paid all she owed them. Third, they claimed she had failed to return a phone call from her officer when in fact she could prove that she returned the call, not once but three times and left a voice message.
She may be a foolish young woman in many ways, but the way I see it and I expect the judge will see it: she is not in violation of her probation."
I stand by this. She will not go to jail, NOT because she is "getting a break", but because she has been in substantial compliance. Doesn't matter what happened at the Women's Center - not all community service assignments are an affective match. FAct is, the Probation Dept. was reprimanded for treating her to harshly in the past. Seems they got the message this time.

916 days ago
69.

daRock    

I wouldn't believe everything that comes OUT of Harveys mouth. We're talking about a guy (douchebag)who censors all kinds of words that are used in everyday English.

Furthermore, ROL has been more accurate reporting Lilo's probable outCOMES in court than old douchebag!

916 days ago
70.

LisaL    

Of course. 1million and 1 times she's gotten off scott free b/c she's a spoiled celebrity brat.

916 days ago
71.

JiLL1    

Shocking!!

916 days ago
72.

themare    

If Lindsay can pick and choose where she does her CS, you can bet the farm that she won't set foot in the morgue. She will decide to go somewhere else.

916 days ago
73.

Nikki    

Lets not forget Lindays has her pimp daddy back in New York. So im going with PAYOFF!! ALL THE WAY!!! Shrink could use a couple thousand to write a nice report and keep his mouth shut for a couple more thousand. Im sure her PO is feeling the ecomony and him and the family could use a few thousand to make some ends meet at home.

Think about it!!

She got kicked out of CS, you know her phone in's from oversea are bogus (how much do you think these so called calls cost on a cell phone) for 45- hour sessons

VIKRAM CHATWAL HAS PAID EVERYONE OFF..CASE CLOSED

916 days ago
74.

Vinsetta    

I was just thinking what was one of the, I guess s***bag moves she's made to squirm her way out of something. I came up with saying she could not make court on Good Friday because she was a practicing Christian.

916 days ago
75.

Vinsetta    

Question on TMZ live. "do you think Lindsay should go to jail tomorrow?" What do you think Harvey? Read you own damn website and the 500 posters who want her in the pokey.

916 days ago
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