Superior Court Judge Orders Lindsay Lohan to Court Or Else
A Superior Court judge has ordered actress Lindsay Lohan to show up to court or else face going to jail.
Beverly Hills Superior Court judge Marsha Revel has said that if the troubled actress fails to show up, a bench warrant will be ordered for her arrest, Reuters reports.
Lohan is scheduled to appear in court for probation hearing that could result in jail time for missing alcohol education classes imposed from her 2007 DUI case.
As previously discussed, Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel warned Lohan that she could land herself in jail if she failed to comply with the probation terms.
In general, offenders who are put on probation are typically required to adhere to a number of "conditions of probation," including:
- Obey all laws (even petty laws like jaywalking have been known to land a probationer back in jail).
- Abide by any court orders, such as an order to pay a fine or restitution.
- Report regularly to the probation officer.
- Report any change of employment or address to the probation officer.
- Abstain from the excessive use of alcohol or the use of any drugs.
- Submit to regular alcohol or drug testing.
- Refrain from travel outside of the jurisdiction without prior permission of the probation officer.
- Avoid certain people and places.
Lohan has attended only 10 of 13 alcohol education classes required, as reported by TMZ.
The judge ordered the actress to report to alcohol education classes once a week, but under state law, the school is only required to inform the judge if a student is absent for 21 days. Apparently, Lohan waited until the 21st day to show up for class.
If that is the case, Lohan may well have violated the judge's orders and could get the book thrown at her.
- Lindsay Lohan -- Show Up, or Be Arrested (TMZ)
- Volcanic Ash 1, Lindsay Lohan 0 (TMZ)
- Violating Terms of Probation May Land Actress Lindsay Lohan in Jail (FindLaw's Celebrity Justice)
- Sentencing Alternatives: Prison, Probation, Fines, and Community Service (FindLaw's Celebrity Justice)
- DUI FAQ (provided by Law Office of John W. Noonan)
- Reliability of Breath Tests in DUI Cases (provided by Rosenstein Law Group)
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