Lawrence Taylor just dodged a MAJOR bullet -- because he was sentenced to six years probation -- with NO JAIL TIME -- for sexual misconduct with an underage prostitute.
LT -- who pled guilty in January to one count of patronizing a prostitute and one count of sexual misconduct -- was also ordered by a judge in New York to register as a sex offender.
An order of protection was also issued -- barring LT from contacting the victim until March 22, 2016.
Among the terms of his sentence, the judge ruled LT is allowed to pick up his kids at school ... must be at his home between the hours of 1AM and 5AM ... and he can't visit any porn shops or strip bars.
LT was also warned that he may not purchase a firearm or pick up a hitch hiker while on probation.