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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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Celebs behaving badly    

Drug Court brings addiction recovery techniques to non-violent, first and second time offenders - with effective, long-term results.
Drug Court serves as a voluntary alternative to jail time for non-violent drug offenders. Clients enter Drug Court through the court system or via attorney referral, and embark on a rigorous one-year treatment and counseling program that includes daily drug testing. Drug Court clients participate in a three-tiered recovery and counseling program that involves:

Detoxification and stabilization
Daily maintenance of sobriety
Addressing recovery-related obstacles (Educational training and employment)
Drug Court clients attend 12-step meetings and personal and group counseling sessions, and report their progress to the courts on a regular basis. The clients are able to establish a rapport and relationship with the judge. Clients who successfully complete the treatment program have their cases dismissed by the courts. This takes place during a graduation ceremony, which is a time of great celebration and joy for the clients, and their families and friends.

597 days ago
32.

$hort$tuff    

I think people should just leave her alone. I mean really give the girl a break. I love her and I think a lot people are just jealous of her. I think she she has other deeper issues that need 2 be addressed and JAIL is not the answer

597 days ago
33.

KimKnLohanRSlutbags    

If she doesn't get locked up mark my words this longtime criminal offender will kill someone look at her dam reckless record!!!

597 days ago
34.

jdranetz    

CA Prisons and jails, like a lot of other states are over crowded. People just don't want a prison to be built near where they live, for safety and property value concerns. States with large rural area and have conservative attitudes have plenty of prison space. Had she had this trouble in Texas, She would have been jailed on her original charges, served her sentence, and have been over and done with this nonsense years ago. It's getting hard to remember where this all started. To Lindsay, some of this stuff following her around must have seemed a life time ago. I think had she not have had the spectre of probation from her earlier offenses hanging over her, she would have been much more honest and forthcoming in those recent motor vehicle incidents. As fer as the fortune teller lady, that's a setup by professional con artists, which is what people in the palm reading business are. I have to laugh when these jerks refer to their criminal scams as "businesses" on that stupid reality show of theirs.

597 days ago
35.

Celebs behaving badly    

If she has "deeper issues that need to be addressed" (I'm a whiney cry baby that thinks life owes me something) then it is her responsibility to seek help. She never has. She just victimizes others with no remorse that is being a PSYCHOPATH.

We all had it tough in one way or another. I have worked in the legal field in Los Angeles for 20 years and have heard stories that make Lindsays sound like she was raised by saints at club med.
These people to not cry about their lives and take the consequences for their actions apart from abuse heaped upon them with poverty and violence surrounding them

This girl is a psychopath who thinks she is entitled to be one and therefore does not deserve or need jail...WRONG

597 days ago
36.

Marilyn    

We are going over the fiscal cliff because too much of our money is being spent on Lindsay Lohan.
She is the reason...............
She is to blame.................

597 days ago
37.

braintrain    

Duckie....you're an idiot.

597 days ago
38.

Jim in Cali    

Awesome. No jail and instead some lame rehab program. She'll be out on the nightclub scene within 6 months. FREE LINDSAY!!!

597 days ago
39.

magmax    

Yeah, Shut Up Shemp.

597 days ago
40.

KimKnLohanRSlutbags    

Weekly Drug tests is the answer! Then she'll always be in jail and no more torturous movies like Liz and Dick or whatever movie she made 8 years please save us Starbucks Judge!!!

597 days ago
41.

Its Nikki Bitches    

Just wait till the New York court system gets Lindsay.
New York isnt LA, we wont slap her on the wraist.

597 days ago
42.

Gretel    

Oh great, so we'll get the live feed of her while she makes her flabby, droopy breasts jiggle while she does the perp walk, see her in court crying ... wah wah, I need to work your honor ... then see her jiggle those dogs again on the way out. This is Lindsay's red carpet folks. You can see it coming, she is definitely on her way out permanently. She'll be in a dirt prison within a year.

597 days ago
43.

Its Nikki Bitches    

I bet TMZ is full of sht again, always stiring the pot.

597 days ago
44.

Uk    

But it was there that Max gave an interview to reporters, basically calling his rumoured love interest a cling on. Yahoo says when asked if he was dating Lindsay he replied: “No, what’s the right word for her? A yeah, a groupie!” Bandmate Nathan Sykes added: “She is probably hiding in our suitcase right now!” We’re doing a massive cringe on her behalf.

597 days ago
45.

Vinsetta    

Wasn't Judge Sautner a retired NY judge? She let her off the hook on the necklace heist and then walked her through the rest of her probation because at the midway point she had about 4 hours completed.

597 days ago
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