Shailene Woodley Will Avoid Jail Time After Her Arrest for Protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline

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Last October, Shailene Woodley was arrested at the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in North Dakota and charged with criminal trespassing and engaging in a riot. Since that time she has pleaded not guilty, written a letter for Time explaining why she was protesting, and starred as the only character who would protest the Dakota Access Pipeline in HBO’s hit drama Big Little Lies. Today, seemingly a whole lifetime since the incident, Woodley’s legal drama is reportedly close to being resolved. While her original charges could have sent her to jail for up to a month and cost her a $1,500 fine, the actress’ legal team submitted a court document at the end of last week in which she pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in lieu of the two other misdemeanor charges, which, pending the judge’s approval, will result in one year of unsupervised probation. No jail time for Shai!

Shailene Woodley Submits Plea Deal for Protest Arrest