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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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91.

Uk    

Fingers crossed hoping and praying that she does go to jail so she doesn't get any ideas about coming over here and causing havoc. If not just to sort her head out

617 days ago
92.

360    

The justice system is FLAWED. If this was a "regular citizen" jail would have been the first option. I guess money talks bull**** walks...

617 days ago
93.

manbearpig    

lindsay won't do more than 2 hours in jail tops. she may be a washed-up has been but, she is still famous enough to get celebrity treatment and that means in L.A. she (if booked) sits in a holding cell for like 30 minutes and goes on her way.

617 days ago
94.

tenley    

This is following the TMZ formula on jerking readers around on Lindsay court stories for maximum hits to a T: OMG OMG Lindsay might get jail time. OMG OMG prosecutors are out for blood. Ho ho wait, the judge doesn't believe in jail time.

I don't even read these anymore and am going to stop commenting, period, and suggest other posters refrain from doing so, which only giving TMZ incentive to keep this c*nt in the news with their manipulated coverage.

617 days ago
95.

Decker    

For Lindsays sake I hope Commissioner Godfrey hasn't seen Liz and Dick.

617 days ago
96.

Marvin    

Linnocent again, how predictable.....

617 days ago
97.

Fluffy    

Hmmmm. What a coincidence! Could someone have helped pick this judge? I think it's a possibility

617 days ago
98.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Come on Lindsay babe. I got cash riding on you checking out in 2012. Be a good girl and get it over with.

617 days ago
99.

Michael    

While it does seem that this judge goes above and beyond to help people out (and kudos to her for that), it doesn't mean that she's going to do the same for someone who has flushed chance after chance down the toilet and thumbed her nose at the law.

617 days ago
100.

Bird    

Lol..Lindsay Lohan..The woman of a million second chances. No wonder she keeps f_cking up. Every time she does, someone feels sorry enough for her to let her off with a slap on the wrist. I don't know why any judge would fall for her crap. At this point, she's a career criminal.

617 days ago
101.

Marvin    

TMZ plays with the HaTeRs, teases them with a possible eight month sentence and whips them into a hate filled frenzy. The next day they say April Fools you fools....

617 days ago
102.

SoWhat    

It's very plain and simple, Lindsay needs to be sent to jail for the crimes she has committed especially while on probation. She's literally had dozens of chances to change her life around and fix her problems but she hasn't, she's just gotten worse. If this judge can not do her job and send Lindsay to jail for what she's done then the judge needs to be removed from the bench. And Yes, a judge absolutely can be removed from the bench for not doing his or her job.

617 days ago
103.

svt    

Must be nice to have dinner and drinks with the judge before your hearing hu? RIDICULOUS!!!

617 days ago
104.

YouDontSay    

She DID luck out. This judge is well known as an alternative to jail judge and she is kind, compassionate and attentive.

617 days ago
105.

leila12    

Must be nice to commit all these crimes and just get a slap in the wrist.

617 days ago
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