FOR LiLo, JAIL IS FINALLY A GO GO

Posted November 2nd, 2011 by Leah R with No Comments
It happened again.  Everyone’s favorite trainwreck, booze infused celebrity has one more time, appeared in front of a Judge for violating probation.  This time, appearing in front of a Los Angeles County Court Judge, LiLo admitted to violating her probation originally imposed as a sentence for “allegedly” stealing a necklace, by not attending ordered therapy sessions and getting kicked out of a women’s center (tell me again how one gets kicked out of a women’s center).  As part of her probation sentence, Lohan was ordered to complete public service hours and evidently couldn’t quite make the cut.  No stranger to violating probation, Lohan was on probation for two prior DUI’s when she was charged with stealing the necklace at issue in this case.
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At this particular hearing the Judge ordered Ms. Lohan to serve 30 days in jail, but in reality will only serve 6 as she must only complete 20% of her sentence due to overcrowding in Los Angeles.  Appearing in criminal court evidently runs in the Lohan family as her Father, Michael Lohan, has recently been arrested in Tampa on domestic battery charges and then again for violating his pretrial release, obstructing or opposing an officer, and violating a domestic violence injunction for calling his girlfriend.  To be continued on that case…
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Lucky for Lindsay she’s been given several spoonfulls of “celebrity justice” and thus far has been able to accept her wrist slaps with ease and move on to her next caper.  For the masses, this type of justice isn’t a reality.  First of all, probation should be viewed as an opportunity to make amends for a wrong committed against the State and should be taken very seriously.  Any violation for breaking a new law, or for a technical violation (ex- failing to report, failing to update the PO if you move, failing to attend a class requirement, etc.) will subject you to a jail or prison term up to the maximum for the charge that got you there in the first place.  Lets have fun via example:
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Suppose LiLo had committed a third degree felony grand theft in Florida for yanking that chain.  When she violated her probation (they say for failure to attend therapy, i say for smiling with those rugged ass teeth) she would have had a warrant issued for her arrest and an affidavit of violation submitted by her probation officer.  In violating her probation, her privilege of probation could have been revoked permanently on this charge and she could have been put in Florida State Prison for up to 5 years as that’s the statutory maximum prison sentence for a third degree felony charge of grand theft.
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Moral of the story?  You are not LiLo.  In the Bay Area, we don’t have “celebrity justice.”  If you violate your probation, you subject yourself to the Judge’s discretion and could very well read my next blog from behind bars.  However, if you do, call me at 727-771-3847.

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