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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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76.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

TMZ is so predictable. I just knew that today they would say she probably won't get jail time...


Anyway, she's already been to rehab and her arrest was not drug related. The only thing that will save Lindsay's life is serious jail time, everything else is just a joke.

617 days ago
77.

Areukiddingme?    

Right now, the California "justice" system looks like a huge joke.

617 days ago
78.

Celebs behaving badly    

If she does go to London and then gets arrested there, I will laugh until I pee.

617 days ago
79.

Squatting Thunder    

Rehab and counseling do not work on people in denial of their problem. You can't force it on someone like her and expect it will help.She needs to hit absolute rock bottom before she wakes up and for her that would be serious jail time.

617 days ago
80.

Jules    

You guys are right. TMZ does the bait and switch build up ALL THE TIME with LL. Ohhh...this time
she's really going to jail. Oh, wait, she just dodged the bullet AGAIN. You know TMZ really wants her to stay out of jail so she can commit more crazy acts and we'll be running to TMZ to read all about the latest Lohan train wreck.

617 days ago
81.

Where Are All The Real Celebrities    

I hope when the time comes, that DUCKIE, will be the one to write Lindsay's obit. His thoughts, are clear (snicker), concise (rotflmao), poignant (shut the front door).

617 days ago
82.

john c    

Can someone explain to me why they don't just arrest this poor excuse for a human being and throw away the key......who cares already...Hey Lindsey take the easy way out and put a gun to your head and just do it, What a wastrel!

617 days ago
83.

Celebs behaving badly    

Brownsville Texas Jail Hides Overcrowding Problem
Nov 19th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Cameron County

In a September 29, 2011, story, the Brownsville Herald exposes the rampant overcrowding at the jail that has evidently gone on for many years. Then Chief Jail Administrator Mike Leinart spoke the truth about early release, when he responded to a question about inmate population numbers.

”We haven’t been in compliance in six years,” said Leinart.

“Don’t say that out loud,” Pct. 4 Commissioner Dan Sanchez said.

and in NYC they do about 30 to 40% of their sentences in jail due to overcrowding

617 days ago
84.

ketjo    

So to sum it up in Duckie's world
_________________________________
If you don"T worship Lindsay as a angel
You are white trash
If you don"T believe the sun raises and sets only for Lindsay Lohan
You are white "American " trash ...hint ! hint !
If you don't think she is the most beautiful woman in the world
You are white trash who hates black ....Hint ! hint !
If you are jealous of Lindsay
You are white trash....

Well sweeted as I said the other night ...
when you said we were jealous because she was better then us....
LET ME SAY THIS AGAIN.......
The only person "better then me" is GOD.......!
and certainly not a Hollywood Whore who sold her soul to the devil a long time ago ....

617 days ago
85.

Rosemary    

How many more breaks is she going to get?

617 days ago
86.

Where Are All The Real Celebrities    

I think it's time for Lindz to sit back and write her autobiography, and, if I may suggest the title: "It Wasn't Me"

617 days ago
87.

Where Are All The Real Celebrities    

Duckie1978

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Take it easy now you want her dead? **** you are trash! Everything she did she did to herself, nobody else you know what am sorry am very sorry your hate for her come from the fact you wish you were her!

Seriously, can it get any more trailer then this? lol

617 days ago
88.

Jody    

Ok, maybe I don't understand the law like I thought I did. I thought that it was either jail or probation. So if there is no probation and no jail, is the judge just going to tell Lindsay she is free to go?

617 days ago
89.

TheMachine1    

With jail over crowding you simply cannot put everyone in jail that should be, and you cannot even keep very dangerous people in jail long enough due to overcrowding. With that in mind is this girl really high on anyone's list of people to warehouse?

617 days ago
90.

Decker    

You heard it here first, home detention, maximum.

US jails are ridiculously understaffed which means locking large groups in unsupervised and would undoubtedly end in tears for all concerned.

Commissioner Jane Godfrey sounds like a very smart cookie if you ask me.

617 days ago
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