This whole thing — is Lindsay Lohan going to jail, or is she getting off once again? — is dragging. It was two weeks ago that Linds was charged with lying to police about her car accident last June. On Wednesday, Lohan’s probation (from her 2011 jewelry heist case) was revoked, but because the California justice system wants Lindsay to have a very merry Christmas, she doesn’t have to be in court until Jan. 15. So, for now, no jail time. Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-meh.
Lindsay didn’t even show up at the arraignment, and left her overworked lawyer, Shawn Holley, to it. Holley (who also happens to be Gabriel Aubry‘s attorney, so suffice it to say she’s had a busy last few weeks) is hoping to work out a deal before her next court date, telling the New York Daily News, “We’re all hoping to get this behind us very quickly.”
If a deal isn’t reached and they go to court next month, Court Commissioner Jane Godfrey, a new judge for LiLo, could decide that Lindsay violated her probation, and the 26-year-old could face 245 days in the slammer. But Godfrey reportedly isn’t a fan of jail time so look for an orange-jumpsuit-free Lohan in 2013.
I still don’t get it. Doesn’t anything against the law automatically mean jail time? Lindsay was charged with reckless driving and willfully obstructing the investigation of her June 8 accident when she lied that she wasn’t behind the wheel. Attorneys, law clerks, paralegals, anyone with any legal knowledge out there know why Lohan keeps having hearings about whether or not she violated probation? Help me understand, because from what I can tell (though I’m no expert, clearly), Lindsay should be behind bars. It’s obviously not as simple as that, but at the same time, WHY IS IT NOT AS SIMPLE AS THAT?!