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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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106.

leila12    

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

493 days ago
107.

mannequin    

Good, let her skate this time. The plot is just now thickening and her demise will be even more interesting.

493 days ago
108.

Its Nikki Bitches    

Lindsay Lohan's $500K Endorsement Deal In Jeopardy Because Of Legal Woes & Bad Reputation!Lindsay Lohan's $500K Endorsement Deal In Jeopardy Because Of Legal Woes & Bad Reputation! 0 0

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WENNBy Amber Goodhand - Radar News Editor

Lindsay Lohan is negotiating for a very lucrative endorsement deal that would net her close to $500,000, but RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned her recent arrest, hard-partying lifestyle and troubled behavior might put the kibosh on the deal.

In March, a clothing line named Odaingerous contacted Lindsay's camp in an effort to get the starlet to sign on as a spokesperson for their brand and the two sides have been negotiating ever since -- but things have gone from good to worse, and it looks like Lindsay could lose the deal.

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"When Odaingerous first contacted Lindsay it seemed like a good fit because she was on the up-and-up. She had just signed to Liz & Dick and was supposed to have this great career comeback," an insider close to the situation exclusively revealed to RadarOnline.com.

"But none of that happened, and now even her agents are hesitant that she won't get her act together."

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And it couldn't be a worse time for Lindsay to lose out on such a large payday because her bank accounts were seized by the IRS earlier this month after it was discovered she owes $233,000 for unpaid taxes in 2009 and 2010.

"Not only was Lindsay going to bank on this deal...$500,000 just for the campaign, but her people were majorly negotiating extra for her to make any appearances," the insider said.

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The source admits the deal isn't completely off the table yet, but says it's looking grim for Lindsay.

"There was going to be an announcement soon about Lindsay being the face of the company, but they don't exactly want their spokesperson to be in jail," the source said.

As we previously reported, Lindsay, 26, is facing the potential of serious jail time for violating her probation when she lied to authorities about being behind the wheel of her Porsche when it crashed into the back of a big-rig on the Pacific Coast Highway in June.

493 days ago
109.

ketjo    

You know I went to a Christmas Concert last night at the Junior High School to watch my grandson play with his band......and it was real nice...all kinds of people in the audience...a real mix of people of several ethnic background and nationality's.... and you know what was one of the highlight' s I remember......when they ask for all the audience members that wanted to to stand and say the national anthem . ........and every person there EVER person there stood up and said it loud and clear and then spontanously applauded at the end as they sat down.......That my friend Nite Zone is the real America.....not what you see in the media.....and God help ! you on TMZ .....and another thing to remember....LA country is One country in the Entire third largest state in the US it does NOT represent the rest of the state or the country.....Every barrel of apples has a few bad ones.....LA County is California's bad apple.....So quit please...and Thank You....

493 days ago
110.

Marvin    

Wait till all the West coast HaTeRs wake up........it's going to be a whine fest........crying, weeping and lots of tantrums....

493 days ago
111.

There's a problem here    

Offend, rinse, repeat

493 days ago
112.

Jay    

LOL drug court? WTF does drug court have to do with this? Lindsay is on probation for THEFT! There are no drugs involved. Lindsay is being charged with three new non drug related crimes! Her probation violation has ZERO to do with drugs. Why would the judge opt for treatment? Is there rehab for spoiled entitled above the law syndrome? Who wrote this? If Lindsay gets off this time it has nothing to do with this judges history of helping drug offenders it has everything to do with Lindsay having a good attorney. Plain and simple. Of course she isnt going to jail. How many rich people are sitting in La county right now?

493 days ago
113.

LRT    

REMEMBER her name when you vote next time in Calif.

493 days ago
114.

Where Are All The Real Celebrities    

Oftentimes, it is the dimmest bulb that sheds the most light on why this snatch should be in jail.


Thank you fans and enabler alike.

493 days ago
115.

Celebs behaving badly    

Uh o...dum ho lost another job. Why get jobs she never finsishes them without catastrophe!!

Well Smith...looks like yer girl lost the money that might have saved her from Federal Prison. Hopefully she goes to work soon so the Feds wont arrest her while she is in LA Sheriffs custody

493 days ago
116.

Celebs behaving badly    

Its 5 am here in Santa Monica and Fox news has Bob Decastro already in front of the Airport Courthouse over by Hawthorne and the Greenline train.

He's about to fill us in on the "latest on the embattled actresses troubles"...stay tuned

493 days ago
117.

joe    

Luck of the draw,REALLY?

493 days ago
118.

Uk    

Keep me updated please we don't have US news in England pppplllleeeaaaasssseeee

493 days ago
119.

Celebs behaving badly    

Maybe if Lindsay starts bathing Odaingerous will finish the deal with her

493 days ago
120.

Marvin    

If LiLO goes to jail for a few hours or even a few weeks....no big deal, she can handle it, she's been there before.....

493 days ago
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