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Lindsay Lohan Judge

Not Big

On Jail

12/12/2012 7:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1212_godfrey_lohan_tmzLindsay Lohan may have done it again ... dodged a jail bullet by the luck of the judicial draw.
 
We broke the story ... Lindsay will be arraigned today on 3 criminal charges -- including lying to cops -- in connection with her car accident on Pacific Coast Highway last June.  We know the judge who will arraign her -- Commissioner Jane Godfrey -- will formally revoke her probation during the hearing.  As you know, she's on probation for the jewelry heist case.
 
The Commissioner will order a formal hearing, and if the evidence shows it's more likely than not that LiLo committed a crime, the Commish could send her to jail for as long as 245 days.

Now the good news for Lindsay.  One source very familiar with the Commish tells TMZ ... "Godfrey is not a big jail person." 

Get this ... Commissioner Godfrey presides over Drug Court, in which she hears case after case involving people with serious drug cases.  Godfrey strongly favors counseling over jail, to the point she has a graduation ceremony for people who complete the program and digs into her own pocket to buy little gifts for the graduates ... like Starbucks cards.

And the Commish presides over Homeless Court ... where she deals with homeless people who have committed crimes and gets them help to rehabilitate them, instead of throwing them in jail.

Maybe Godfrey could start Night Club Court.  She does have the perfect defendant.

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196.

Jen    

How about you report on this once we know what happens instead of playing what if.

576 days ago
197.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

Where is Judge Revel when we need her?

576 days ago
198.

Sarah     

LOL SHOCKER!!!!!!! NOT.

576 days ago
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cornishgamehen83    

Bring in judge Judy

576 days ago
200.

ketjo    

Hey LaffinBear not only do we Sing the National Anthem say the Pledge of Alleigince and a Prayer but we sometimes end the night singing Dixie !!!!! ..after all we"re are in the south... Ever heard Dixie sung in a Vietnamese or Mexican accent....its right pretty....

576 days ago
201.

Rocco    

I think you're grasping at straws again, TMZ, when you should be focusing on brokering a deal between Lohan and Hirsch for Vivid.

576 days ago
202.

audiofish    

Too bad she doesn't have dumbass court.

576 days ago
203.

Grace    

This must be a liberal judge. The judge needs to be removed from the bench if she is not going to enforce the law. A real judge would order Lindsay to jail.

576 days ago
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odie    

FEAR NOT FELLOW H8TURDS!!! These 3 new charges have NOTHIING to do with Crackie's drug/etoh addiction. She LIED-she wasn't arrested for some drug related crime. Even the police agreed that drugs played no part in the PCH crash as well as her LIES about who was driving. And according to her last POS JUDGE(SAUTNER), Crackie isn't an addict. You can't sentence a criminal to drug counselling if the crime had nothing to do with drugs. Crackie didn't lie because she's addicted to drugs, she lied because she's a LOHAN. All this is...is FAT MIKE and HARVEY stirring the pot to get hits. So FEAR NOT FELLOW H8TURDS!!! JUDGEMENT DAY STARTS TODAY!!!! STAY STRONG!!!

576 days ago
205.

B man    

I just read she's in the UK ?

576 days ago
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nikkireps    

jeez TMZ, its as if ur trashing this judge for actually wanting to help ppl. way to sound heartless.

576 days ago
207.

OooooNooo!    

Judge: "Hugs not drugs"

576 days ago
208.

Joey    

There you go another Public Offocial that doesn't give a $hit about the "public" and will probably let this Douche walk

576 days ago
209.

R    

I absolutely think she should do 500 hours of community service. And by community service I mean picking up litter in public.

576 days ago
210.

Dubbz360    

Is she was black, they would throw her ass in jail first. That's just the truth. When I was accused of violating probation, I was thrown in jail and had to wait a month for a court date soI could prove my innocence. I don't understand how she keeps getting away with this

576 days ago
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