Lindsay Lohan dodged a major bullet last week, when she had her felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor. The maximum penalty for the felony would have included time in state prison. However, now Lohan is only facing time in the Los Angles County Jail if she were to be found guilty. Los Angeles Superior court Judge Stephanie Sautner made the ruling following a day-long preliminary hearing last week. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office was not happy with the ruling and may appeal it.
However, Judge Sautner did find that Lohan violated her probation stemming from a 2007 driving under the influence conviction. As such, the judge sentenced Lohan to 120 days in jail and 480 hours of community service. Lohan was taken into custody, but later released and allowed to remain out on bail pending the outcome of her misdemeanor charge.
A plea bargain would now seem likely for Lohan, as she could ask the court to run any jail time received from the misdemeanor charge concurrent with the 120 days already ordered as result of her probation violation. If you or a loved one is facing a probation violation, a theft charge, or any type of criminal charge, it is important to hire an experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney! Wallin and Klarich has been in the business of helping people with their criminal matters in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California for over 30 years. Call Wallin and Klarich today at 888-749-0034. We have a team of highly skilled Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys ready to take your call 7 days week, 24 hours a day!