Actress Lindsay Lohan Gets 90 Days for Probation Violation
The long arm of the law finally, finally reached out and gave actress Lindsay Lohan a little slap. On Tuesday, July 6, Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in jail and ordered to spend another three months in rehab for missing her weekly alcohol education classes in violation of her probation.
According to the Los Angeles Times Blogs, a weeping Lindsay Lohan heard the sentence from the long patient Judge Marsha Revel. Lohan tried to tell the court she had been confused by the instructions surrounding her probation and believed herself to be in compliance with the judge's orders. She claimed the alcohol education program gave her permission to skip and reschedule appointments. "I'm not taking this as a joke, it's my life, and it's my career ... I've learned from my experiences, I take responsibility for my actions," Lohan told the court.
However, (finally) Judge Revel was having none of it. She reviewed the past history of Lohan's case, noting that in the two DUI arrest incidents, Lohan had claimed others were the drivers both times, and had lied about being sober and drug-free both times. In addition, People.com ran down the starlet's behavior during this last round of probation. Lohan was a no-show at a mandatory progress review hearing in May, claiming her passport was stolen while at the Cannes Film Festival. After being fitted with a SCRAM alcohol-monitoring bracelet, the SCRAM bracelet was set off, leading to Lohan's third arrest warrant in the case, although her attorney later claimed she tested negative for alcohol.
At this hearing, Judge Marsha Revel (finally) seemed to have heard enough. "I couldn't have been more clear [about my orders]," said the judge. "There are no excuses." Lohan was ordered to surrender to the court on July 20 to begin her sentence at the women's Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, Calif., where according to People.com, she previously served just 84 minutes of a 24-hour sentence nearly three years ago.
It is possible Lohan may only end up serving only a fraction of the term due to the L.A. Sheriff's policy of releasing non-violent offenders early, due to severe jail overcrowding.
- Lindsay Lohan sentenced to 90 days in jail, 90 days in rehab (L.A. Times Blogs)
- Sobbing Lindsay Lohan Sentenced to 90 Days in Jail (People.com)
- Judge: Lohan Violated Alcohol Monitor, Doubles Bail Amount (FindLaw's Celebrity Justice)
- Superior Court Judge Orders Lindsay Lohan to Court Or Else (FindLaw's Celebrity Justice)
- Violating Terms of Probation May Land Actress Lindsay Lohan in Jail (FindLaw's Celebrity Justice)
- After Your DUI Arrest (provided by Shaffer & Engle)
- California DUI Penalties Likely to Follow Out-of-State Drivers Home (provided by Jerrold M. Bodow, Attorney at Law, A.P.L.C.)
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