Exclusive: Lindsay Lohan Expected To Escape Jail For Alleged Probation Violation

Posted on March 31st, 2011 at 12:30 pm
Exclusive

RumorFix has learned exclusively that Lindsay Lohan will most likely escape jail for her alleged probation violation.

Lindsay's preliminary hearing begins on April 22 for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace, and if Judge Stephanie Sautner finds there's enough evidence to take the case to trial, Lindsay would automatically be in violation of her probation and could go to jail immediately.

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But RumorFix has learned exclusively this likely won't happen.

A source close to the situation tells us, "Judge Sautner is a no-nonsense judge. However, she is extremely fair. It's extremely likely that if Judge Sautner finds Lindsay in violation of her probation, she won't remand her into custody at that time."

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We're told Lindsay's attorney, Shawn Holley, will formally ask Judge Sautner to delay sentencing until the end of the criminal trial and let her remain free on bail.

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Here are the judge's options:

  • If Lindsay is found guilty of the grand theft charge, Judge Sautner would most likely sentence Lindsay for the probation violation at the end of her necklace theft trial.
  • If Lindsay is acquitted, Judge Sautner could decide not to sentence her to jail on the probation violation.

The actions of the jewelry store, Kamofie & Company are "helping Lindsay's defense," our source says. "Their actions after the case was filed will bolster Lindsay's defense, because they profited from the alleged crime. Holley will go after them with a vengeance, and they will have to reveal how much money has been made."

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Calls seeking comment to Shawn Holley, Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers, and a publicist for the jewelry store weren't immediately returned. 

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