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.