Lindsay Lohan Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail, May Actually Serve Less Than an Hour
Los Angeles judge Stephanie Sautner is laying the smack-down on Lindsay Lohan. E! Online reports that she sentenced the troubled starlet to 30 days of jail-time for violating her probation.
In court on Wednesday, Lindsay took responsibility for her actions and agreed to a list of requirements put together by Sautner. By meeting the judge’s demands, Lindsay will be able to avoid serving the remaining 270 days from her 2007 DUI and subsequent shoplifting conviction. She’s been appointed a new “no-nonsense” probation officer (her previous one quit), who will hopefully have more luck in keeping her in line.
Per Judge Sautner’s requirements, Lindsay is required to report to her new probation officer within one business day of being released from jail. From then on, Lindsay will have mandated court check-ins until March 29. At each, she’ll have to show up having completed a designated number of community service days and psychotherapy sessions. If she fulfills her end of the bargain, Lindsay’s probation will end and she won’t have to worry about any additional jail time … unless of course she commits another crime.
In the meantime, LiLo will be logging her hours solely at the Los Angeles County Morgue. The judge was unable to get the Downtown Women’s Shelter to resume working with Lindsay, and The Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women wouldn’t agree to take her on. Ouch.
If you’re feeling sorry for La Lohan, there’s a silver lining: A sheriff’s department spokesman told E! News that she’ll probably only serve six days of the month-long sentence, saved by all that overcrowding.
UPDATE:TMZis now reporting that Lindsay may spend less than an hour in jail, due to overcrowding — a common practice for misdemeanor offenders sentenced to 90 days or less. "She'll be out without even having to change her clothes," a Sheriff's Dept. official said.