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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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MarcaR    

This stupid bi*ch has had every advantage. Take off the gloves and put her butt in jail.

493 days ago
47.

Areader    

I bet TMZ is bummed out about this....because we all how much they loathe Lindsay!

493 days ago
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ke-kent    

The judge would be doing more harm than good by having Lindsay do a therapeutic group type of requirement. She NEEDS to be put into general population (for now), and be shown what happens when you constantly screw up.

493 days ago
49.

Uk    

When will we know what happened at court

493 days ago
50.

Bill O'Reilly    

She has the complexion for the protection

493 days ago
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hme82    

So once again no jail for her. Isn't that nice for her. I just hope she doesn't kill anyone with her car next time, or it will be on all these judges. Going easy on her is not going to help her as already proven and may hurt others as well

493 days ago
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✫✫ MiMi's Extra Large Posterior ✫✫    

Linnocent!

493 days ago
53.

Karen    

Maybe the judge doesnt want the bad rap and will send her behind to jail! Blahahahaha

493 days ago
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braincandy    

of course, instead of going to jail like the rest of us world if we even did one of the many things she has done-she is going to get a little gift for working so hard on her self. no wonder she doesn't she take life seriously, no one treats her seriously.

493 days ago
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MaachoMaan    

Commissioner Ronald J. Gilbert who presides over West Valley Drug Court in Rancho Cucamonga, CA is who really pioneered such practices. If you ever wanna have a moving experience, show up at the courthouse at 10am on any Friday, and sit in....Dept. R1 (first floor). I guarantee an experience more uplifting than any church ceremony....

493 days ago
56.

Sally    

Another do-gooder LA Judge that never solves the real reason why people commit crimes -- they are never punished properly. I can see the writing on the wall now - Lindsay will not be punished - again. Too bad the LA Courts have people like this in the system as Offenders just commit crimes over and over and are never punished. I feel sorry for the Prosecutors who work hard to put people away and nothing happens.

493 days ago
57.

Where Are All The Real Celebrities    

Duckie says: "lilo will never see the inside of a jail"


So I'm guessin those prior 6 or 7 mugshots were headshots for her portfolio.


Correction Duckie, Lindsay has already seen the inside of a jail, and probably will again.

493 days ago
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Where Are All The Real Celebrities    

LYNWOODSENT!

493 days ago
59.

jay26mc    

Of course she doesn't want to actually punish her for breaking the law. Celebs are above regular people. Laws don't apply to them in the same way I guess.

493 days ago
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Celebs behaving badly    

I'm gonna repeat and simplify. Drug Court is harder than county jail. You are locked down for 90 days doing classes and AA meetings all day and then you continue daily AA meetings and drug test daily at drug court. Only 40% complete this program in the year it takes. It's like the "come on back and see us" sentence

Plus she does not qualify in these cases

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