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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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61.

GOLLY    

Luck of the draw????? Ya, I don't think there was any luck involved.

658 days ago
62.

Pokerface22    

Ppl need to stop playin the race card altogether. This grl has committed so many crimes in the past nd yet she is always let off the hook. Its mot faor when other people who arent rich will sit and do there time in jail. GIVE HER A LESSON! Her money wont always b there to save her.

658 days ago
63.

Squatting Thunder    

Perfect another Blohan enabler only this one wears a black robe. Instead of a Starbucks card maybe a bottle of vodka and a pack of smokes would be more appropriate.

658 days ago
64.

Squatting Thunder    

Perfect an enabler in a black robe.

658 days ago
65.

Celebs behaving badly    

There are about 10 court days left this year cause they are open 24th and 31st but doubt they will schedule those days. She could have a prelim and pv hearing before next year but I am sure Holley will shoot for January but LL will have to be booked and post bail before that

658 days ago
66.

WTF    

If she gets off I will protest. This crap with stars getting away with things that would have me locked up for years is so not cool. Its time these people be hel accountable like any other normal person would. Double standards are WRONG!!!!

658 days ago
67.

Celebs behaving badly    

Wonder where Liho partied til 4 am today

658 days ago
68.

corky    

And, were surprised why? No one is expecting her to get two seconds in jail no matter the judge. Maybe she won't be so lucky in NY, but I doubt it. Celebrity justice at its finest.

658 days ago
69.

Blue Lake    

The fix is in! Did the judge get paid in cash or stolen merchandise? This is why no one trusts the judicial system.

658 days ago
70.

♥TMZ but ...    

she doesn't need jail
just house arrest for the next 5 years

658 days ago
71.

Where Are All The Real Celebrities    

You can only do so much coke, and thumb your nose at the law before your nose falls off.

658 days ago
72.

Celebs behaving badly    

Holley's deer in headlights looks in court will be hysterical!!! Judge: when can you get your client here to be booked" Holley "well uh I'm really not in touch wi....she we wont be able to reach her until this evening due to her ...uh judge can I have a recess"

Oh this is soooo demoralizing for her. Her hood rate drug dealer clients at least play along with the game and show up to look good to the judge.

658 days ago
73.

ashley    

Now IF Lindz goes to jail, who is going to give us our weekly entertainment? Amanda Bines & Charlie Sheen have chilled out, all we have left is wacky Lindz...

658 days ago
74.

Kari    

I agree with Jacky--you are definitely sniffing something--it's almost sad to read. Please get some help. Pathetic--just pathetic.

658 days ago
75.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

Told you so!

658 days ago
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