Lindsay Lohan Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail
Lindsay Lohan is the queen of second chances.
Wearing a demure polka dot dress, the 25-year-old was sentenced to 30 days in jail Wednesday morning. The actress waived her right to a hearing for violating her probation and agreed to new terms set forth by L.A. County judge Stephanie Sautner.
(She missed 14 out of her 19 court-mandated psychotherapy sessions; she canceled 12 of her 20 self-appointed downtown women's center visits.)
"You are not to be eligible for house arrest, electronic monitoring, or any other early release other than that required by the law," Sautner told Lohan Wednesday. "When you get out, you're to report on the next business day to the probation office."
Lohan must surrender herself to authorities by November 9; she will avoid serving an additional 270 days in jail if she performs 12 days of community service at the morgue and attends four psychotherapy sessions before December 14.
"Although the downtown's women's center is willing to take you back, I'm not going to put them through that again," Sautner said. Though the morgue is willing to keep her, "they seem to have an issue with your tweeting. If it's one of their rules that you don't tweet about them, don't tweet about them. I've asked them not to hold press conferences about you, too."
If Lohan complies with her court-mandated community service and therapy sessions by December 14, she will be required to spend an additional 12 days at the morgue and attend four more psychotherapy sessions by January 17. Once that is complete, she is expected to do the same before February 15.
Between February 15 and March 29, Lohan is expected to complete 17 more days at the morgue and attend six psychotherapy sessions. "Then you will have completed everything the court ordered. If you do that, then this jail time will be permanently stayed," Sautner said. "We won't have to see each other again unless you do something that violates that law."
As part of Sautner's new conditions, the Mean Girls star is not allowed to leave California without her new probation officer's approval (with the exception of holidays); Lohan's previous probation officer requested to be reassigned.
"From what I can see of you, you need a structure. And this is a structure," Sautner said. "If you do all of this, then by March 29, you just go about your business and you obey all laws."
Due to her celebrity status, Lohan voluntarily offered to reimburse the women's center for incurring additional security costs. Her lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, also hinted that Lohan hopes to complete her sentence ahead of schedule.
"I would be the happiest judge in town if she finished this early. The earlier, the better," Sautner said. "If you have a period of time when there's no work, they'd love to have you down at the morgue. But they have strict rules. You violate their rules, they kick you out. Jail time automatically comes into play."
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