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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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LA Native    

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

498 days ago
227.

Cat    

Is this idiot of a Commish and elected official? If she is then she needs to be outsted! Maybe if Lindsay skates once again and this time she goes out and kills someone or herself then our celebrity friendly judical system will wake up once and for all. Cutting her "breaks" isn't doing anyone any favors, especially her!

498 days ago
228.

Andyconda    

the three stooges, ooppps I mean the three billie jean Kings should do the right thing and put humpty lohan back in jail.
there is no doubt that its not a VOP

498 days ago
229.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

NEW THREAD

498 days ago
230.

Sarah     

According to In sessions she isn't even going to be there.

498 days ago
231.

B man    

A good attorney would have his client in court no matter how big or small the matter is before the judge. It looks bad to have her out chasing some guy in the UK when her probation could be revoked today. They really don't care do they?

498 days ago
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ernie    

Excellent. My kind of judge. Praying for one year faith based residential treatment program just like the prison minister recommended. Faith based treatment works .... 86% never go back. Now LILO.... it's up to you to make the right choice. Praying you do. Don't listen to these TMZ bullying bashers. They are meaningless.

498 days ago
233.

Michell    

It's up to the judge to read and know if certain punishments are working. Obviously, Lindsay has not learned her lesson in years. Follow the rules and get off probation...she has proven years later that she cannot. Paris Hilton spent 30 days in jail and seems like it worked for her. Lindsay needs some jail time to see this is serious. No more screwing around with the system!!!

498 days ago
234.

ratbag    

Teflon Lohan will continue spiralling out of control since there have never been any consequences for her bad acts.

498 days ago
235.

skintag    

I hope this judge treats Lindsay differently since she has already graduated from rehab a few times now.

498 days ago
236.

Rose    

Jail . Send her to Jail
She deserve

498 days ago
237.

Rose    

Send this crazy Bitch to Jail
she deserve

498 days ago
238.

Reed    

I know this is all fun and games to the court system but if this fool Comish chooses to send the entitled brat to counseling again, we the taxpayers will be footing the bill. I, for one, am tired of paying for repeat offenders bills while they continue to shoot up, snort up and party all the time while I work to pay for this crap.

498 days ago
239.

Sarah     

LOL that sucked. reschedule all that NOTHING. You made us proud Harv.

498 days ago
240.

jimi    

when this drunk bitch finally kills someone this judge should be charged also

498 days ago
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