Lindsay Lohan Might Not Go To Jail Tomorrow — Here's Why! Exclusive!

Tue, February 8, 2011 8:09pm EDT by 3 Comments
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Lindsay might not end up behind bars tomorrow — but she will probably get six months in jail soon and potentially ruin her career forever!

Lindsay Lohan will reportedly be charged with felony grand larceny tomorrow afternoon at the LA Airport Court. And now, a legal expert tells us she’ll probably be heading home after posting bail, but that jail time is inevitable.

“Tomorrow Lindsay will probably be arraigned and booked for two charges: violation of probation, for which she faces six months, and grand theft larceny, for which she faces up to three years in state prison. Together, she could face up to 3.5 years!” attorney Susan Filan exclusively tells us. “Right now, only her grand larceny charge is reported as scheduled for Wednesday, but her violation of probation is sure to follow.”

But the question on everyone’s mind is: could Lindsay be going to jail as early as tomorrow? It’s unlikely, says Filan.

“I don’t think she’s going to jail tomorrow, although there is a chance. I think tomorrow they will determine what the bonds will be on her two charges, and she will probably be let out after she posts bail. I think the probability is she will go home.”

But, Filan asserts, this doesn’t mean that Lindsay is done being punished, by any stretch of the imagination.

“Tomorrow is just the kick-off. Just because she’s not being convicted and sentenced tomorrow doesn’t mean this isn’t serious and she couldn’t go to jail. In fact, I think the judge will sentence her to the full six months that she owes on the violation of her probation.”

Lindsay was granted leniency with rehab and probation, on the promise that she wouldn’t do anything illegal should she be released from jail. Now, with the alleged theft of the necklace, Lindsay has gone back on her word and the judge may not trust she is reformed, and sentence her to the rest of her six month term.

And what about the felony larceny charge? “That is because she stole something valued over $950. A felony conviction could ruin her career and make it even harder for her to work again in the future if she gets herself back on track. The DA may strike a deal and have Lindsay plead to a lesser offense, so that she would not have a felony on her record. It could ruin her life.”

No matter what, Filan thinks it is almost certain Lindsay will serve six months.

“The judge gave her multiple chances to go to rehab and shes essentially saying ‘Eh, not so much. I like to do what I want to do, the way I like to do it.’ She’s not learning. Something like this where it’s on video, the necklace is in the case, it’s on her neck, it’s not in the case, it’s pictured on her neck on the Internet … It’s much harder to say that she didn’t violate her probation.”

Lorena O’Neil

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