Lori Loughlin Is Reportedly 'Confident' She'll Avoid Jail

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After Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli pleaded not guilty last month to all charges brought against them in the college admissions scandal, it's hard to predict what will happen next. But apparently, it seems that the Fuller House star isn't too worried about her fate. According to what sources tell People, Lori is reportedly feeling confident she'll avoid jail time, and that going to trial could be the best thing for her at this point.

  • The source says that attorneys are feeling better about the case the more they study the evidence.

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    “The more that [the attorneys] look at the alleged evidence against them, the better they feel about the case,” the insider said. “Everyone is feeling more and more confident that this could end well for them.”

    That's saying a lot, considering that Lori's freedom is at stake here. Both of the charges Lori and Mossimo are facing come with a max 20-year sentence each, so in the absolute worst case, they could be looking at 40 years each. Will that happen? Maybe not, but getting locked up is a definite possibility, so if the attorneys believe that they have a shot, we could see this whole thing turn around. 

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  • Reportedly, Lori's upset that this keeps getting dragged out, but she knows that a trial could work in her favor.

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    “A trial drags things out and she would like to move forward, which she can’t do until it goes to trial," the insider said. "But still, she feels like she’s got a valid defense, and that when all the evidence comes out, that she won’t be found guilty.”

    That's bold to assume, considering everything we've heard about this scandal so far. But stranger things have happened.
  • This makes sense, because last month reports came out claiming Lori thought a trial would save her reputation. 

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    "She feels like once all the evidence is presented, that people will understand how things happened," a source told People about Lori's hopes for a trial at the time. "She doesn't want to spend time in jail ... but she knows that any sort of plea or conviction at this point will include jail time. Her only chance of avoiding jail is to go to court and be found not guilty."

    Given that this scandal has cost Lori her Hallmark Channel gigs and lost her a lot of fans, it's going to take a lot to change fans' opinions of her. Can a trial do all of that?

  • Now, we just have to wait and find out if Lori and Mossimo actually do manage to avoid jail. 

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    No jail time? Forty years? Somewhere in between? Only time will tell.

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