Celebrity justice at its best!
She's escaped jail time yet again!
Lindsay Lohan is heading back to her posh Venice pad to resume her home confinement and avoided any jail time on Thursday in a probation violation court hearing.
Judge Stephanie Sautner ruled that Lohan's prior judge, Elden Fox, only required controlled substances testing from January 3rd through February 25, 2011. Judge Fox did not mandate alcohol testing as part of Lindsay's probation. So, even though the recovering addict tested positive for booze, she was not in violation.
The decision came after more than an hour of deliberations between Lohan's legal team and prosecutors in the judge's chambers.
And, get this, the probation department can't test Lindsay anymore for drugs or alcohol because there's no court order allowing it.
Prosecutors asked to reinstate mandatory drug and alcohol testing; Sautner declined the request.
How does that even make sense????
For the time being, Lindsay can booze it up all she wants!
The DA’s office strongly refuted Judge Sautner’s findings and have requested a review of Judge Fox’s ruling from October.
Judge Sautner did, however, "punish" Lindsay by saying she can no longer have any parties at her Venice pad while under house arrest. Boo hoo!
Lohan can now only have one guest over at a time, in addition to family members.
Judge Sautner said the only thing Lindsay was guilty of was "extremely poor judgment by having roof parties while on home confinement" but added, "poor judgment is not a violation of your probation."
She also told the former actress not to do stupid things that fly in the face of the court's order.
Judge Sautner asked Lindsay if she wanted to get on with her life. Lindsay replied, "Yes I do."
Somehow, we don't believe her!
Lohan is scheduled to be released from house arrest Wednesday.
Lindsay's next court appearance is set to be a progress report at the end of July.