Lindsay Lohan ordered to report to jail by June 17
Lindsay Lohan was on Wednesday, May 11, ordered to report to a Los Angeles jail by June 17 to begin her 120-day sentence, which she could end up serving at home, and was also sentenced to three years of probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor theft in a missing necklace case.
The 24-year-old actress' attorney, Shawn Holley, made the no contest plea on Lohan's behalf. Lohan had previously pleaded not guilty after being accused of stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Los Angeles-area jewelry store.
At a preliminary hearing on April 22, a judge reduced the actress' theft charge to a misdemeanor and ruled the actress had violated her probation stemming from a 2007 drunk driving and cocaine possession case by being charged with theft in the first place. She was sentenced to 120 days behind bars and was ordered to perform 480 hours of community service, including at a morgue. On Wednesday, Holley withdrew an appeal over the probation violation case.
"She is to serve 120 days in the county jail ... The jail time is now imposed and she is ordered to surrender on or before June 17 " the judge said at the hearing.
Since her charge was reduced to a misdemeanor, and because prisons in California are overcrowded, Lohan could end up doing her time inside her own home with an electronic monitoring device. The judge said it was up to the sheriff's department to decide.
She also said Lohan had been pre-approved for house arrest and Holley says she began the process to request it and it looks like she will be approved. The judge also said that Lohan will not be allowed to perform her community service if she is placed under house arrest.
Lohan was also ordered to return to court for a progress report on July 21. The judge said she must complete her community service, undergo psychological counseling, complete a course for shoplifting offenders and stay at least 100 feet away from the jewelry store that reported the theft.
Lohan is "not to contact them, either personally or through any third party," the judge said. "That means don't send flowers anymore."
Lohan will be on formal, monitored probation until mid November of this year, and on informal probation for the remainder of the time.
Lohan was also given several fines to pay by July 21 - a $100 restitution fine, a $40 court security fine, a $30 criminal conviction fine and a $10 crime prevention fine, which is imposed in theft cases.
"If she needs an extension, I will give it to her," the judge said.
Lohan's probation officer stated in a progress report, obtained on Wednesday by OnTheRedCarpet.com, that despite previous violations - testing positive for alcohol at least twice over the past year and failing to attend all court-mandated alcohol education classes, the actress has cooperated and has made progress regarding her substance abuse treatment.
The probation officer said Lohan did not deserve to go to jail but should instead be sentenced to formal probation for three years.
Lohan has been to jail several times for stints that have lasted between 84 minutes and 14 days, a sentence reduced from 90 days mostly due to overcrowding. Last month, after her sentencing for her probation violation, Lohan spent several hours inside a Los Angeles jail before she was bailed out.
UPDATE at 7:30 p.m. ET: Lindsay Lohan has responded to the judge's decision, saying she is "glad to be able to put this past me and move on with my life and my career."