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Lindsay Lohan posts $75,000 and is released from jail

Lohan Actress Lindsay Lohan was bailed out of a Los Angeles jail late Friday, less than five hours after she was taken into custody for violating her 2007 drunk-driving probation.

Lohan, 24, was released from Century Regional Detention Facility at 9:20 p.m. after posting $75,000 bail, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner earlier had ordered Lohan to serve 120 days in jail after ruling that the troubled actress violated her probation by failing to return a $2,500 necklace that she wore out of a Venice jewelry store without paying for it.

The judge ordered Lohan to stand trial on the theft charge June 3. Sautner reduced the charge from a felony to a misdemeanor, angering prosecutors in the case.

A finding that someone has violated probation requires a lower level of evidence than that necessary to prove guilt at trial. Even if Lohan didn’t intend to steal the item, she took no action to return it until she thought she might be in trouble, the judge said.

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Photo: Lindsay Lohan enters Los Angeles County Superior Court for her preliminary hearing Friday. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

 

 

 
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For those not getting the jist: the theft trial is yet to come.

This person is skating on everything because she is rich. There is a three-tiered justice system in the country: One for the rich, one for those in the middle, and one for the poor. The rich skate. Those in the middle probably get something the closest to jurisprudence as originally intended, but go broke in the process. Those already broke get shafted, have to cop a plea, rot in jail. The rich skate. There are exceptions but these are the general rules.

Kinda funny someone posted Lyndsay is not classy enough to be in the Gotti film; it's a film about gangsters! I'm assuming she's going to play Gotti's daughter who is not exactly a cream puff :)

the only good thing is that all of this is costing Lohan lots of money. How about a Times hard hitting piece on just where she gets that money?

lindsay, there are many ways to make your privileged life worth living! you're not getting any younger and time is short. isnt it time to make your life worthy to be emulated upon? many would want to switch life with you and make a positive dent in this world. wake up girl, there's more to life than being a nasty brat. use you beauty, talent and resources to help others and be a good role model. i still believe in you being able to make it. go girl go!

 
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