Lindsay Lohan Pleads No Contest To Theft, Avoids Going To Jail

L. Lo Dodges another Bullet

Late last month it was reported that Lindsay Lohan decided to plead no contest to misdemeanor theft and today she did just that. Lohan‘s attorney Shawn Chapman Holley entered Lindsay‘s no contest plea today and was happily met with a very light sentence for the crime. Judge Stephanie Sautner decided to punish Lohan by sentencing her to house arrest with an ankle bracelet. That’s right, despite the fact that Lindsay violated her probation and plead no contest to theft, she will NOT be forced to go back to jail to serve out her sentence.

Judge Stephanie Sautner said during the hearing, she doesn’t believe Lindsay’s problem is substance abuse, but rather her problems are more deeply rooted and she is self-medicating to relieve those problems. As a result, Judge Sautner is not requiring Lindsay to undergo substance abuse counseling. Lindsay will not get additional time for the theft. She will be required to serve 120 days for her probation violation, and we’ve learned the Sheriff’s Department may allow Lindsay to do the time at home, with an electronic monitoring device. In reality, the 120 days will amount to 14 days. But during that time, Lindsay cannot leave her home, even to do community service. Lindsay must complete psychological counseling and a shoplifters alternative class — seriously. Once Lindsay completes her 480 hours of community service, her probation in the DUI case will terminate, but Lindsay is now on 3 years probation for the theft — so if she screws up again, she’s screwed.

LOL! What a joke! This whole thing … seriously … such a joke. But, Lindsay seems to be able to avoid serving any real punishment for her crimes so none of this should really come as any surprise to anyone. That being said … Lindsay now has another 3 years of probation to deal with. This means, if she gets in trouble again in the next 3 years … well, nothing will probably happen to her again … but in theory, she will THEN have to go to jail for violating her probation. Man … if I ever get in trouble, I need to get Shawn Chapman Holley as my attorney. That woman works miracles.

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  1. SuzieB

    Only in LA! They have such issues with their jails and overcrowding etc. – if your crime isn’t violent, if you’re not a physical threat etc., you get off pretty easily, even if you’re not famous. What I really don’t get is why does the house arrest get down to 2 wks?? She should have to serve the majority of her sentence if she’s just hangin out at home.

  2. JStar

    This girl is a spoiled brat that will never learn! So sick of her paying her way out of everything normal people would be severely punished for!

  3. Sara

    I honestly think all this community service is going to be harder on her than jail was. 480 hours is like 3 FULL TIME months, so at her rate of about 10 hours a week, it’s gonna take her a full year. Seeing real women struggling with real issues MIGHT just change her attitude, at least more so than sitting in a jail where she can convince herself that she’s a victim.

  4. I don’t know what is happening with her, really at this moment I believe that she does not have the fault of being like that, probably his parents have major responsibility.

  5. Jenny

    Honestly, how can that judge look herself in the mirror at night and think to herself that she carried out justice. It’s not even Lindsay, her lawyer, or the law itself, it’s these judges. Sautner has now placed herself in a long line of judges that have contributed to this girl’s problems by being complacent in dealing out third, fourth, and fifth chances in the hopes that Lindsay will learn her lesson. Clearly leniency has been unsuccessful in the past, WHY OH WHY repeat others’ mistakes?? (Especially when the public and media so blatantly skewer these guys for being useless!) Shame on you, Judge Sautner.

    • @di from NYC

      I can only partially agree with you, I think Sautner wanted to throw the book at her but the law tied her hands. As a Judge she had to follow the “rules.” Sadly, I think Lindsay has a better lawyer than she deserves and that is what hindered Sautner from really digging into Lindsay and make a real example out of her.

  6. @di from NYC

    In the New York Post there was a small article about a African American girl age 23 that is going to spend 6 months in jail because she was caught with a DUI; no prior offenses, she is a grad student at NYU and she only drove a block before getting caught. According to the article, she is an exceptional student and admits her mistake fully and actually looked remorsefully on Channel 2

    Stupid, yes, irresponsible, definitely but getting 6 months while Lindsay has been dancing around this BS for years and continues to make offenses against the law and doesn’t learn a thing.

    Isn’t life funny?

  7. Kells

    All I can say is if I ever get in trouble w/ the law, I want Lindsay’s lawyer!!! and judge! Damn!!!

  8. Ahnawake

    So, can she drink or is that monitoring over with? I’m betting that she won’t even make it the 14 days of house arrest. She will get caught trying to get out and go to a party or chateau marmont—something COMPLETELY ridiculous!

    • brixie

      The best part is, she’ll get caught going to a club and then tweet some completely snotty remark about going there “for work” or “to see a friend.” SHE STILL DOESN’T GET IT. Why doesn’t her probation prohibit her from going to places where alcohol is the chief item of sale? THAT might be good for her. Has no judge thought of this? Considering it was just released that she failed ANOTHER pee test a month after getting out of Betty Ford? I cannot get over how ridiculous this situation has become. I have NO sympathy for this girl anymore. Addict or not.

  9. Michelle

    Seriously! It does not matter what she does she will never get punished for it this just proves that. Wonder what would happen if she robed a bank? ” o Lindsey please don’t do that again, here’s a lollipop now go sit back down! ” crazy!

  10. ridiculous

    didn’t she go to hang out with Marlyn Manson at a bar for a tequila party coupla days ago? lol
    california system is sooo bribed.

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