Warrant Issued for Lindsay Lohan's Arrest; Bail Set at $100,000

Celebrity News May. 20, 2010 AT 12:28PM
Warrant Issued for Lindsay Lohan's Arrest; Bail Set at $100,000 Credit: Eric Ryan/Getty Images

Whenever Lindsay Lohan arrives back in California from Cannes, France, she's headed straight for jail.

On Thursday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel issued a bench warrant for Lohan's arrest. The bail was set at $100,000.

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Lohan, 23, failed to appear in court Thursday, claiming she was stranded without her passport at the Cannes Film Festival in the South of France. Judge Revel stated that the actress "may have violated her probation"; a formal probation hearing will be scheduled at a later date. Lohan was sentenced to three years probation and alcohol education classes after her second DUI conviction in August 2007.

Steve Whitmore, spokesman of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, tells UsMagazine.com that Lohan may be arrested at the airport. The prosecutor says may face 180 days in jail.

Her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley says that Lohan has a new temporary passport, and she hopes that she will be back in L.A. by Friday afternoon. However, Lohan is on the tip sheet for two parties Thursday night in France.

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If bail is posted for the star, she will be forbidden from consuming any alcohol, must wear a "scram bracelet" (which measures alcohol in her system) and submit to random drug testing at least once a week.

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Lindsay's estranged father, Michael Lohan, appeared during the hearing; his attorney, Lisa Bloom, asked the judge to send his daughter to rehab, not jail. "She needs treatment, and jail is not going to help her," Bloom told UsMagazine.com.

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