Lindsay Lohan may or may not avoid all jail time

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editor - May 4, 2011

The bad news is that TMZ says Lindsay Lohan might not spend one day in jail, despite the fact that a judge sentenced her to 120 days for violating her probation. The good news is they base this on something that isn't even remotely true.

...for non-violent, misdemeanor offenses, the Sheriff's Department routinely allows inmates to serve their time at home, provided they wear an electronic monitoring device.
Judge Stephanie Sautner has made it clear -- Lindsay will be treated just like any other defendant, and people in Lindsay's shoes simply don't get put behind bars.

Actually people in Lindsay's shoes get put behind bars all the time. In 2007 Paris Hilton was pulled over for speeding and driving on a suspended license, which was a violation of her probation that she got for a DUI. The judge gave her 45 days in jail, the sheriff let her out after 5 to serve the rest at home with an electronic monitor, and the next day the judge sent her back (update: the city attorney tells Radar essentially the same thing).

So Lindsay can very definitely be stuck in jail for this. The big question is, will she? It's also a rhetorical question, because how the hell should I know. Who am I, Mr. Owl?

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