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Lindsay Lohan

She'll Get Out of Jail In Minutes

11/2/2011 12:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan out of jail
Lindsay Lohan will almost certainly get out of jail in a matter of minutes ... this according to officials from the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.

Two Sheriff's Dept. officials tell us ... if someone receives a misdemeanor sentence of 90 days or less, they are routinely processed in and then released.  As one of the officials put it, "She'll be out without even having to change her clothes."

Judge Stephanie Sautner sentenced Lindsay to serve 30 days in the pokey, adding that the only way to shave time off the sentence is if it's required by law.   A Sheriff's official told us earlier this week ... misdemeanor inmates only serve 20% of the actual sentence because of overcrowding.  But the 2 officials we spoke with today say ... because of overcrowding they immediately release inmates sentenced to less than 90 days.

As for what the judge said -- that the sentence can only be reduced if required by law -- the officials say there's a federal court order on overcrowding that "trumps everything," and that order has been interpreted to immediately release people with short jail sentences.

Sheriff's spokesperson Steve Whitmore just confirmed with TMZ ... Lindsay will get in and out of jail pronto, adding the only reason there might be any sort of delay -- possibly overnight -- is if there are lots of other inmates who are being processed out at the same time.

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76.

ketjo    

Do you really think that after all the **** that ha***** the fan today because of this that the sheriff is going to just let her walk in and out of the jail ? After all he has said last week in a statment to the media that if she is sentence to jail for any amount of time he will make sure that she serves the entire sentence in a jail cell.....and the Judge left it up to the sheriff and jail who much time she is to spend.....now that the judges has brought down the attention of the world media on their heads I wouldn't be crowing just yet..........If I was him I would really really be pissed and would make room in a dam closet if I had to for her......So don't count your chicken before they hatch..........

1032 days ago
77.

Vinsetta    

If I were Lindsay, I would blow off doing the CS. What are they going to do if she doesn't do it? Put her in jail?

1032 days ago
78.

Jeremy    

Its funny how all you people mock and despise someone because they make a mistake in life.Im sure everyone of you people have family or know family thats been in trouble thats got off the hook the same way it happens in every state.

1032 days ago
79.

Irish Pubes    

Is harvey really an attorney? I've never seen someone be so wrong so many times in my life haha....what a friggin moron.

As for California, how does this state still exist? Seriously, if the ***** hits the fan and I need to turn to a life of crime, killer Cali here I come!

1032 days ago
80.

hello    

Why bother using resources to bring her into court? They had to know she would be "sentenced" and walk in and out of jail. Why bother to sentence her to community service and probation.She gets to pick and choose when she wants to do her community service and when she wants to see her parole officer. They should have thrown her ass in jail from the beginning and let her serve some time. This is a mockery of the justice system. If she wasn't a "celebrity", she would have gotten some punishment just as anybody else would have.

1032 days ago
81.

kade madison    

Ok, she was sentenced to 300 days in jail, not 30. She will serve at least 6 days. The 270 days that remain will be served if she does complete her entire probation requirements.

1032 days ago
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mike wazowski    

some one needs to jump in 2 California's justice system because this is such a joke that this girl spits at the legal system every chance she has and never sees a day of jail. **** i have done 30 days for parking fines. White+money=you do what you want and justice is for sale.

1032 days ago
83.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

And people wonder why she snubs her nose at court orders...it doesn't mean a DANG thing!!!

1032 days ago
84.

DEBBIE    

WHAT A JOKE! I KNOW SOMEONE THAT HAD TO SERVE 10 DAYS AND SERVED 10 DAYS ON A MISDEMEANOR. SO SICK OF THE SYSTEM. SINCE WHEN IS THE CELEBRITY WING OF JAIL OVERCROWDED? IT'S NOT GEN POPULATION.

1032 days ago
85.

gatorsfan    

What a damn joke!!!! the justice system is so f*cked up in California.

1032 days ago
86.

Brian    

hmmm...they keep OWS protesters in jail longer for less...for trying to close their BOA accounts.

1032 days ago
87.

Robohead    

LOL, this is a sign for Lindsay to blow off everything from here on out. She obviously can do no wrong.

1032 days ago
88.

Rogue Warrior    

What a joke! She wont be in there long enough to miss a cigarette break.

1032 days ago
89.

Nefertiti    

OMG!!! When are California judges going to actually do their job!!! As a Californian I am embarrassed!!!

1032 days ago
90.

Jim    

You idiots are like a broken record. You keep making these dire predictions for this bimbo and you are wrong every time. Just a few hours ago she was dreaming if she thought she would only be in for 2 weeks. LMFAO!

1032 days ago
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