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Lindsay Lohan Judge

Not Big

On Jail

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

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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awesome, another paid off judge in cali.....heard lohan has lick me on her nails today....and this judge likes that....

683 days ago


Why am I not surprised !

683 days ago


Actress Lindsay Lohan will be formally charged today on three misdemeanor counts related to a car crash. She’s not expected to be in court for her arraignment.

683 days ago


The Judicial system in California is a Joke. How can their be overcrowding when no one ever goes to Jail. This new judge is a gutless coward if she does not send lindsay to jail, Lindsay has been to Rehab 6 times and failed, this case has nothing to do with drugs or alcahol.

683 days ago


Thank you 😃

683 days ago


Gotta love a Judge who actually has compassion for people! XD

683 days ago


In today's news as Lindsay Lohan walks out of court with a giftcard from starbucks from the judge who said she just needs to stay on probation, Lindsay Lohan offered the Judge a part in her next TV Role.

683 days ago


Although I do not see her as a great talent who is wasting that talent away, I wish only the best for Miss Lohan. It is obvious that something drastic needs to be done in order for her to get her life back in order. She needs someone with nothing to gain to give her a good dose of hard love and she needs to step away from hollywood and get it together. There can be no comeback until she is true to herself and stops looking for whatever press she can get and we are all guilty of feeding that drive. I fear someday and maybe not to far in the future we will be reading her obit and not her latest run in AND that would be sad to see.

683 days ago

Wow ...    

Counseling, rehab, house arrest, community service, fines, legal fees, friends and family issues have yet to deter Lindsay from her way of life. Something drastic will have to happen, otherwise it is only a matter of time before she either dies or kills someone - under the influence. If the commissioner chooses to let her slide again, she may as well place a public sign saying, don't worry criminals "we won't do anything to punish you in L.A. party on"!

683 days ago


Jesus Christ, Lohan gives 'habitual offenders' a bad name.

Well guys it remains to be seen. But being Lohan has had so many breaks giving to her already including 5 rehab jokes that doesn't work at all she may think differently. Plus all the times Lohan has thumbed her nose at the courts how she always gets away with everything who knows.

Even though it's not Sautners call, Godfrey might out of professional courtesy may uphold Sautners rulings. Obey all laws or you will go to jail

683 days ago


Well since drugs or alcohol played a part in the PCH crash, and evidently not in the NY case either, it looks like the trick will walk. I was really hoping for the SCRAM bracelet and OODLES of community service, but at this point, WHO CARES anymore, she's a lost cause, let her Crackie ass rot in hell.

683 days ago


WOW! Greetings from the sexy and beautiful Lindsay who is now kick starting the first day of her Middle East Sex Tour! We are in international airspace approaching Dubai and Linds is lining up the rails and having a sip or six! Thanks to Lindsay and her fans for making me famous and Rich!

There is a HUGE backlog of reservations for tonight's Infidel Pearl Necklace Ceremony! WOW! Bookings of over $5MUS(Tax Free) dollars and the bidding has just started!

WOW! We are feeling the love! We want to ride the pony! A BIG FU to the Cali Locals too!

Ride with us and celebrate FREEDOM! WOW!

Living La Vida Loca with no regrets and no consequences, all we can say is WOW!

And sooooo loooong suckas...we won't be back anytime soon!

Send cash and we will send pictures! WOW!

May the fleas of a thousand camels descend on the court today; and just one flee! WOW!

Please fasten your seat belts so LaShawn doesn't make your head spin too! WOW!

683 days ago


So get someone else that is big on sending people to jail after being giving so many chances to clean up. This b*tch has gotten away with a lot of sh*t and still goes out and f*cks up and doesn't face her consequences for her actions.

683 days ago


These judges are only hurting her. She should have been locked up doing some type of time,cause this girl is on a one way trip to a short life

683 days ago

LA Native    

TMZ is livestreaming the courtroom today, just went up on the front page

683 days ago
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