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Lindsay Lohan

Judge Tells Shawn

'You Saved Her!'

5/6/2013 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lindsay Lohan was saved from almost certain arrest by the lawyer she once stiffed and fired ... this according to the judge.

TMZ has learned ... Shawn Holley snuck into court this morning, along with prosecutors, where the judge formally 86'd attorney Mark Heller from the case and announced Holley would be Lindsay's new lawyer.

Judge Jim Dabney told Shawn, "You snatched her from the precipice."   Translation:  The judge was about to issue an arrest warrant because Lindsay was a rehab no-show but Shawn stepped in and saved the day.

Holley told the judge Lindsay was safely ensconced at Betty Ford.  Prosecutors voiced concern that the rehab joint only offers 30-day programs, which would mean Lindsay would repeat the same program 3 times to fulfill her 90-day sentence.  But Holley said there were longer programs that would not be repetitive.

The judge seemed fine with Betty Ford and said there's no need for another hearing unless prosecutors have a problem with the facility.   Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... prosecutors are currently investigating Betty Ford to determine if the facility is suitable.

A big issue is whether Lindsay will be able to leave and/or sneak out of the facility. You'll recall during her 2010 stay at Betty Ford she left the facility several times.  That's because she was staying in the residential part of the facility.  Sources tell us Lindsay will stay in the hospital section for her entire stay so leaving won't be an option -- at least that's the plan.

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31.

awards    

TAMERLAN TSARNAEV TO RIP AT MERRICK MANSION!

Tamerlan Tsarnaev's wife reached out to DUIna Lohan to find a resting place for her husband in her time of need, eh? DUIna, mother of the other Unwanted, sympathized and negotiated a fee to bury the Boston Bomber in her back yard. Mrs. Tsarnaev was unable to find a cemetery in the US that would bury the Bomber; DUIna sympathized as finding a Rehab Joint for Lindsay was nearly as difficult. Like a good neighbor, DUIna reached back!

“What I always say is family first! Now that Lindsay is a Domestic Terrorist she will find comfort when she OD’s knowing that she will be lying next to another Jihadist!”

Mrs. Tsarnaev was more succinct: “Tami won’t be getting the 27 Virgins this go round but he deserves a little something and knowing that crakho Lindsay is well on her way will keep his soul in the dirt!”

Aliana said she would be “Performing the last rites. He died with a stiffie and I know just what to do with that! Linds told me about her services at the LA Morgue!”

536 days ago
32.

all about the money    

Now will the judge and DA office explain why they even bother with Rehab for Lili? From her interview with Piers Morgan recently and as reported on CNN:
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Lohan considers herself an expert on rehab facilities.
"I've been court-ordered to do it six times," she said. "I could write the book on rehab. Constantly sending me to rehab is pointless. The first few times I was court-ordered to rehab, it was like a joke, like killing time."
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She has also spent over 250 days already in rehab 6 to 8 different times since 2007.
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She's spent more than 250 days in rehab and another trip "is pointless," she said in the Daily Mail story."
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When something doesn't work why continue to do the same thing? Lilo has been saying "I don't have a problem" so doesn't think she needs to be in rehab and is telling people that rehab is a joke so again...why do the judge and DA keep sending her back when its obvious nothing is going to change. She is using rehab as a way to stay out of jail where she is really afraid to go and is the only place that might just get through to her to change her ways. I understand wanting to trying to help find alternatives to jail for people who deserve it but she is straight up saying rehab is useless so why waste the time, money, and bed on her when it won't do any good. Rehab is NOT an option for Lilo....when will the joke of a legal system in California learn and quit wasting tax payers money on a lost cause?

536 days ago
33.

Joao    

That judge is full of ah1t. He wasn't going to do a damn thing. He's in the back pocket of the Hollywood execs

536 days ago
34.

Gloryg7    

I will just keep waiting for that news.story. that tells us this vert ill girl finally. Joined the Whitney.Houston, Amy Winehouse club. This crap is getting... no has got OLD!

536 days ago
35.

Snidly    

Gawd,I'm tired out of the bs that comes out of everyones mouth pictured here,first i don't believe for a second the judge would have followed through,he's in total awe of lindsay and has already bowed down. As far as Holley taking on the case,she's nuts if she think Lindsay's gonna pay her with these invisible cheques. Maybe she's doing it for publicity and I just read that Lindsay after 2 days wants out because this place ain't for her,cripes its like watching a constant soap opera with these 3.

536 days ago
36.

bored    

Stop saying ensconced!

536 days ago
37.

Cricket    

Lol. Be careful who's toes you step on today, they may be connected to the ass you have to kiss tomorrow. Lol at Lindsay, bitch is just a walking joke.

536 days ago
38.

cabuchholz73    

wow, rehab jumping sounds like a fun event. I think I will get addicted to stuff and see if i can do it. What argument can Shawn Holley make to keep a repeat offender and some one who doesn't even listen to the court, out of jail.

536 days ago
39.

Tesla_Consulting    

I want Shawn Holley to rescue me.

536 days ago
40.

WiddoMouse    

Repeating a recovery program three times would not be a bad thing. Some of us are slow learners.

536 days ago
41.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

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shawn is a great lawyer but maybe, just maybe, it is enabling lindsay even further.... there have been so many arrests and paroles, i can't even remember what this bitch is in court for anymore.... let her go to jail shawn, its the only way (besides death) that she'll learn...

NO ONE wants to see this TRICK in jail more than me, that being said, are people really this ignorant? "Just let her go to jail Shawn"? For real? So SCH goes to court and says "OK your honor, the DA and court of public opinion want Blohan in jail so I won't argue otherwise". She'd be disbarred if she didn't do her job and try and keep the SLAG out of jail. . .OY!

536 days ago
42.

seamus     

Back when NY declined to press charges some people were upset but you know what better not to proceed with charges and make a mockery of the judicial system by not enforcing the punishment. Courts will hold off on warrants when a person say misses the morning call-most will give them until closing of the court day but in this case the bitch had 45 days to take care of her obligation-no way was a warrant going to be issued. Next will be Squeaky assaulting someone or sneaking away and there will all kinds of threats but in the end she will get away with her crimes yet again. Drop the charges and be down with it-nothing will ever come of punishing Lindsay.

536 days ago
43.

the_truth_hurts    

why does the "C" get all the free passes? let her go to jail like everyone else or die, Im sick of the spolied little "C" ...just another example with whats wrong with the justice system and the country

536 days ago
44.

ABB    

This bitch has more lives than a damned cat! *disgusting* Please get into Club27 already!!!! And no, it ain't no drinking club!

536 days ago
45.

Marilyn    

All Lindsay needs to learn in rehab for 90 days is one simple thing.
Do not drink or drug..
That's it.

536 days ago
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