Lindsay Lohan sentenced to jail for 30 days for probation violation
Lindsay Lohan has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for violating her probation, in what will mark the troubled actress' fifth stint.
The 25-year-old appeared calm but morose as the judge made her ruling at a hearing at a Los Angeles court on Wednesday, November 2. Her probation was revoked last month after the judge ruled the actress violated it by skipping community service appointments at a women's shelter.
"Do you admit you violated probation by failing to obey all orders of the court?" the judge asked Lohan, who calmly answered: "Yes your honor."
Lohan was earlier this year ordered to complete 480 hours of community service at a women's shelter and at a morgue as part of a sentence handed down for a misdemeanor theft charge, which had in itself constituted a violation of her probation for a 2007 drunk driving and cocaine possession case. The judge reinstated the actress' probation after handing down her sentence on Wednesday.
"The sentence I'm going to impose is known in our circles as putting the keys to the jail in the defendant's hands," the judge said.
Lohan has served time behind bars before and spent 35 days under house arrest earlier this year for violating her probation. She had originally been sentenced to four months in a jail but was allowed to serve a reduced sentence at her home with an electronic monitoring device.
Lohan is expected to be released early after her latest stint due to jail overcrowing. A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office spokesperson told reporters it is possible the actress could spend as little as one day behind bars.
Lohan must surrender to authorities by November 9, the judge said, adding that she will not be allowed to serve her time under house arrest with an electronic monitoring device.
Lohan began her court-mandated community service at a Los Angeles morgue on October 21. On Wednesday, the judge ordered the actress to serve the remainder of her hours there only, adding that another women's shelter refused to accept her services and said Lohan served as a "bad example" for its residents.
Lohan has completed 32 hours at the morgue already. She was also ordered to attend psychotherapy sessions. If she fails to complete the requirements, she could serve an additional 270 days in jail, the judge said. Her progress will be addressed in hearings that will take place up until March 2012.
Lohan was ordered to make her next court appearance on December 14 and complete 12 days of community service and four psychotherapy sessions by then.