Was Lindsay Lohan's Jail Sentence Unfair?

Was Lindsay Lohan's Jail Sentence Unfair?-photo

For all of Dina Lohan's faults you can't say that she never stands up for her children.

With her daughter Lindsay Lohan heading for jail, a "flabbergasted" Dina told PopEater that she felt that Lindsay was unfairly targeted:

This is so not fair to do this to my child.

The 24-year-old actress was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 90 days in rehab after she was charged with violating her parole stemming from a 2007 DUI case in which she drunkenly raced after a former assistant in a friend's car. Once Lindsay was caught police allegedly found cocaine in her pocket. Now on parole, Lindsay was charged with continually missing her required alcohol education classes and violating other terms of her probation.

While Dina may find the sentence "unfair," a lawyer tells Hollywood Life that Lindsay's punishment wasn't out of the ordinary or unfair by any means:

I personally have known [Judge Marsha Revel] and she’s a very tough judge. [In Lindsay], she sees somebody who has repeatedly flaunted the orders of the court and has multiple parole violations; I think she thought it was the proper sentence. Lindsay is not getting a better deal than anybody else.

Even though she will be heading for the slammer, Lindsay will probably only serve 25% of her sentence since Los Angeles jails are overcrowded and most inmates serve 25-50% of their sentencing.

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    [quote=dee dee]Lindsay Lohan was arrested after her alcohol monitoring device went off. The device tests for the presence of air-borne alcohol near the wearer's skin. When Lindsay was at the MTV after party, there would be people serving and drinking alcohol everywhere. The air would be saturated with alcholol which would have occupied the entire space she was in via diffusion. There is no way that the prosecutor could prove that the device went off because she was drinking, it could simply have gone off because of the environment she was in. I don't understand how you can sentence someone to 3 months in prison, because of what may be a problem in a monitoring device. I don't understand what she was supposed ti have been doing wrong in the first place either. I think the same thing happened to michelle rodriguez, she went out a lot, and was labeled as "troubled". Can you sue judges and prosecutors in America? I think the prosecutor and the judge in this case need to be sued, because this article doesn't seem to suggest that they acted properly or that their judgment was fair. 90mdays in jail, 3 months, for what may be an inaccurate alert given by a monitoring device that wasn't designed for the environment it was in. Lastly, Lindsey may not have known how the monitoring device worked, she may have been told that it would alarm if she started drinking, she would have thought therefore, if I don't drink it won't go off. She may not have realized that if she was in the company of people who were drinking , that that may also have made the device go off, because that may not have been explained to her. It certainly seems that those facts were not explained to either the prosecutor or the judge, so I don't see why Lindsay would have known them. Please read the article. She was sentenced for violations of her probation unrelated to the claim her monitoring device was activated. That issue was specifically excluded by the judge from the hearing and not considered. You generally can not sue a judge or prosecutor in California as their actions are privileged within the scope of their duties. Clearly you are a LL fan but you might want to consider that she has a terrible addiction problem (and in fact jail may not be the right place for her to resolve this) and is being poorly served by those around her. For instance why would the lawyer ask that her monitoring device be removed for the last two weeks of freedom as it only makes a person figure she wants to go out and party. While it is likely the attorney was doing what LL wanted in making that request it only confirms to the judge that she made the right decision I suspect. As for the obscene manicure she did it and you should just accept the fact that she acted in a juvenile manner in doing so and hope that she does not get brought back in for a contempt hearing before the judge to explain herself.

  • Jim Zinc
    Jim Zinc

    Why don't they throw you in some prison cell and shove it up your a#%, then come back and tell me what you think of your God D@#mn Goverment!

  • leahrowell
    leahrowell

    It think it's unfair but she needs to learn from her actions & go back to the way she was & be an actress & a big sister to Ali. If i was were i'd party a little but not to much & get back to my work.

  • Sandra
    Sandra

    Too bad the judge couldn't give Lohan another 90 days for stupidity! She flagrantly disobeyed a court order for alcohol treatment in lieu of jail time at the time of her DWI. Least we forget that DWI means she was drunk and behind the wheel of a car, a situation that often results in death for some innocent person in another car or walking on the street. If she has wanted this career "all her life," why is she throwing that opportunity away and destroying her "talent" with drugs and alcohol? Personally, I think judges are too lenient when it come to drunk driving sentences, and if Lohan's celebrity means she was made an example of, than every person whose teenagers idolize Lohan and her ilk should be celebrating. Fame has a price, and if she was stupid enough to ignore court orders and have press coverage of it, than too bad, so sad! In truth 90 days, and not the 25% which she'll probably serve, might be the only chance she'll ever get to save her life, those of others who she would kill if she continues to drink and drive, and the career she has "wanted her whole life." How old is she any way? 24 LOL. Admittedly, at the rate she's going, she could well be just another celebrity who destroys their talent and/or dies younger than need be. Kudos to the judge for standing up for what is right.

  • CarlieWyatt
    CarlieWyatt

    [quote=Haagen Dazs]Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! What the hell r u talking about...nobody cares about the nail polish....are you an idiot? Gee, this is because of people like you with a mind like yours that some celebrities are stupid...if you were one, you would probably be the one going to jail! She is going to jail not because the scram bracelet went off but because of all the stupid things she has done for the past three years....Can you read?! Thats Not entirely true - Lindsey is going to jail NOT for her actions over the past three years. Her court documents clearly state that she was sentenced to 90 days in jail for violating the terms of her probation - which include the scram bracelet going off, AND her failing to show to DUI classes. If she was going to jail for her DUI in general, she would have been sentenced to that in the first go-around. Lets all be clear on the exact goings-on here, as this is an opportunity for the public to see BOTH the justice AND injustices that our legal system privides.

  • Marla
    Marla

    DEE DEE! Boy you really have been drinking the koolaid. she is going to jail for her disobaying the judges orders. she is under the impression that by having some fame, she is above the law. her excuses for missing appointments were lame. everyone else would have been jailed after the first missed court date. DeeDee was just making the point that she shouldnt be blamed for the alcohol monitoring device going off alone. Its obvious that Lindsey's actions have been un acceptable, but blaming her for things that aren't 100% proveable is wrong.

  • Karyn
    Karyn

    [quote=dee dee]Lindsay Lohan was arrested after her alcohol monitoring device went off. The device tests for the presence of air-borne alcohol near the wearer's skin.When Lindsay was at the MTV after party, there would be people serving and drinking alcohol everywhere. The air would be saturated with alcholol which would have occupied the entire space she was in via diffusion. There is no way that the prosecutor could prove that the device went off because she was drinking, it could simply have gone off because of the environment she was in.I don't understand how you can sentence someone to 3 months in prison, because of what may be a problem in a monitoring device.I don't understand what she was supposed ti have been doing wrong in the first place either.I think the same thing happened to michelle rodriguez, she went out a lot, and was labeled as "troubled".Can you sue judges and prosecutors in America? I think the prosecutor and the judge in this case need to be sued, because this article doesn't seem to suggest that they acted properly or that their judgment was fair.90mdays in jail, 3 months, for what may be an inaccurate alert given by a monitoring device that wasn't designed for the environment it was in.Lastly, Lindsey may not have known how the monitoring device worked, she may have been told that it would alarm if she started drinking, she would have thought therefore, if I don't drink it won't go off.She may not have realized that if she was in the company of people who were drinking , that that may also have made the device go off, because that may not have been explained to her.It certainly seems that those facts were not explained to either the prosecutor or the judge, so I don't see why Lindsay would have known them. This is the issue with America's legal system. Though Lindsey's actions have been wreckless, people really have no forum to defend themselves once a prosecutor or judge has made up thier mind about something. You can't "Sue" a judge or prosecuter. Once the verdict is final, it's final. And there is absolutely no forum for retaliation. Its sort of a scary thought - people get accused and tried for things every day that they didn't do. Or misunderstandings that they have no way of defending themselves against. Luckily for Lindsey, as a wealthy celebrity she has all of the tools accessible in order to defend herself to the fullest extent. Many others aren't so lucky and have to accept certain consequences or accusations because they lack the proper means to defend themselves.

  • Haagen Dazs
    Haagen Dazs

    [quote=dee dee]Type your comment here.The nail polish writing is a photo shop trick. She wouldn't have written that on her nails, in such a critical court case. Her hand was on her face in the photo because she was worried, wouldn't you be? Also no one does their nails with glitter nail polish and then writes over that nail polish with a felt marker, I don't think that is even possible. Lastly the glitter polish was applied in an effort to remain upbeat in a difficult time and at the same time look presentable in the court room. I really think it should be illegal to spread rumors like this. It should be illegal to perform character assassination like this, even if it does require that someone be extremely stupid to believe a rumor like this. I mean writing on your fingernail while you are in court?! I s Lindsay Sarah Palin?! Please! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! What the hell r u talking about...nobody cares about the nail polish....are you an idiot? Gee, this is because of people like you with a mind like yours that some celebrities are stupid...if you were one, you would probably be the one going to jail! She is going to jail not because the scram bracelet went off but because of all the stupid things she has done for the past three years....Can you read?!

  • DEHMAN
    DEHMAN

    DEE DEE! Boy you really have been drinking the koolaid. she is going to jail for her disobaying the judges orders. she is under the impression that by having some fame, she is above the law. her excuses for missing appointments were lame. everyone else would have been jailed after the first missed court date.

  • dee dee
    dee dee

    Lindsay Lohan was arrested after her alcohol monitoring device went off. The device tests for the presence of air-borne alcohol near the wearer's skin. When Lindsay was at the MTV after party, there would be people serving and drinking alcohol everywhere. The air would be saturated with alcholol which would have occupied the entire space she was in via diffusion. There is no way that the prosecutor could prove that the device went off because she was drinking, it could simply have gone off because of the environment she was in. I don't understand how you can sentence someone to 3 months in prison, because of what may be a problem in a monitoring device. I don't understand what she was supposed ti have been doing wrong in the first place either. I think the same thing happened to michelle rodriguez, she went out a lot, and was labeled as "troubled". Can you sue judges and prosecutors in America? I think the prosecutor and the judge in this case need to be sued, because this article doesn't seem to suggest that they acted properly or that their judgment was fair. 90mdays in jail, 3 months, for what may be an inaccurate alert given by a monitoring device that wasn't designed for the environment it was in. Lastly, Lindsey may not have known how the monitoring device worked, she may have been told that it would alarm if she started drinking, she would have thought therefore, if I don't drink it won't go off. She may not have realized that if she was in the company of people who were drinking , that that may also have made the device go off, because that may not have been explained to her. It certainly seems that those facts were not explained to either the prosecutor or the judge, so I don't see why Lindsay would have known them.

  • dee dee
    dee dee

    Type your comment here.The nail polish writing is a photo shop trick. She wouldn't have written that on her nails, in such a critical court case. Her hand was on her face in the photo because she was worried, wouldn't you be? Also no one does their nails with glitter nail polish and then writes over that nail polish with a felt marker, I don't think that is even possible. Lastly the glitter polish was applied in an effort to remain upbeat in a difficult time and at the same time look presentable in the court room. I really think it should be illegal to spread rumors like this. It should be illegal to perform character assassination like this, even if it does require that someone be extremely stupid to believe a rumor like this. I mean writing on your fingernail while you are in court?! I s Lindsay Sarah Palin?! Please!

  • M
    M

    It was definitely fair. She's been getting away with her reckless behavior for years. It's about time she learned her lesson. And hopefully a stint in jail, will sober her up.

  • amy
    amy

    it was so fair. she seriously needs help and being in jail for so long will help her realize that what she is doing is wrong. maybe then she can get her life together and stop being such a jerk. she obviously disrespected the court by not following the terms of her probation.

  • nikki
    nikki

    I think it was fair, if she wasn't famous she would of been locked up a long time ago.

 
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