Lindsay Lohan jailed for violating probation
April 22nd, 2011
07:40 PM ET

Lindsay Lohan jailed for violating probation

[7:30 p.m. ET, 4:30 p.m. PT] Lindsay Lohan was ordered Friday to serve 120 days in jail for violating her probation by getting arrested on allegations of stealing a necklace from a store.

Lohan was immediately taken into custody.

Her lawyer immediately filed a notice of appeal, which allowed her to post bond since the case involves a misdemeanor violation.

The judge set her bond at $75,000, which she was expected to post Friday evening.

The same judge earlier reduced her felony theft charge to a misdemeanor.

[5:30 p.m. ET, 2:30 p.m. PT] The judge has ruled that the necklace theft case against Lindsay Lohan will go forward to trial, but with the felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor.

"I'm going to give her an opportunity," Judge Stephanie Sautner said.

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  1. Windrays

    You know, if this were one of us, we'd be in jail by now.

    Why not treat celebrities that screw up like what they are: Normal people who happen to be known by lots of other normal people. They aren't better. They aren't gods. They aren't worthy of better treatment just because they're rich. Yet they get special treatment, while we're expected to sit back and just let it all play out like they're truly deserving of said preferential treatment.

    Throw the book at Lohan; have her set an example for the other celebrities.

    "I'm going to give her an opportunity," you say? Your Honour, that ship has LONG since sailed.

    April 22, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. midnitejax

    I guess Lohan's lawyer convinced the judge and prosecutor that she REALLY is a Gotti!! LOL!! What a bunch of morons!! My money is that her lawyer negotiated with the store she stole from. Her latest movie offer will put some cash in her hand to do some more of the self destructing behavior we all have come to love.

    April 22, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ron

    If Lohan doesn't take advavtage of this opportunity and straighten her life out, she needs serious jail time.
    On the surface i don't agree with the judge's dicision, but I also don't know all the facts of the case.
    Let's hope the girl appreciates what this judge is doing for her and try to become someone useful.

    April 22, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • CaEd

      this opportunity???

      What about all of the other opportunities that she has had.

      This west side judge is a disgrace to an already damaged justice system by making a ruling, not on the facts, but on the person.

      April 22, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. logcabin man

    As a judge I'd give her an opportunity too. What color prison outfit and upper or lower berth. PUT HER IN JAIL!!!

    April 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. LiLo-to-jail

    LiLo will screw up yet again and this judge will have egg on his face. It's only a matter of time.

    April 22, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Aimé Maestracci

    If it had been any other citizen, he/she would already be spending time in prison. How many chances does this young lady need? She is making fun of the legal system..

    April 22, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. CaEd

    Oh goody – This judge doesn't look at the case and make a decision.
    He looks a the person and decides to give her "an opportunity"; FOR WHAT!

    This isn't justice, its celeb favoritism.
    Wonder what kind, and how much, opportunity the judge got for this decision?

    April 22, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dave in Altmar

    Oh, of course.

    Imagine if *any* person of color had walked out of a jewelry store with a $2500 necklace. That person would already be in prison, game over.

    Wait for it. She won't serve one single day.

    "Justice" in this country is clearly a matter of wealth and fame. Pathetic...

    April 22, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. SDO

    I guess this is the North American way of life lately: to accept selective, arbitrary justice/injustice, negotiate EVERYTHING, no laws that you can count on, money is GOD, the rules are only enforced for the police officers (see getting criminals back on the street based on technicalities). Are we proud yet? How did this creep up on us like that and why did we learn to accept it?
    Midnitejax is probably right, but the law should be so that this is not possible. You shouldn't be able to comit a crime, then pay the victim to say "thank you" and get away with it.

    April 22, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Roland

    All past examples of celebs getting off scot-free aside, this trial is is going nowhere. And I mean... no plea bargain... no convictiion... either felony or misdemeanor. She has more of a leg to stand on in this instance than in any other of her previous trials. They smiled and watched her walk out the store wearing the necklace. They sold security images of her to the tabloids for profit.
    The DA was begging her to accept a plea deal as a felony. Now the DA will beg her to accept a plea deal as a misdeneanor. Why? Because the prosecutor has no case, but still desperately wants a "Lohan conviction" on his resume. Whether you like her or hate her, you should be aghast that this even made it to our court system.

    April 22, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. billcue

    In Hollyweird its not who you know, its who you blow.

    April 22, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jeff

    I would like to have an opportunity....just to work.

    April 22, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Joe in TN

    Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends....

    April 22, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mmmmm

    LOL! really dark!

    April 22, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. vmaxnc

    How nice of the judge to give LL her 45645679827290836th chance. Everyone deserves a 45645679827290836th chance, right?

    April 22, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
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