Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Love of Black Lung's Life Lindsay Lohan was sent Back to Jail by the Judge today...

What was meant to be a routine progress report in a Los Angeles courtroom ended Wednesday with actress Lindsay Lohan leaving in handcuffs.
Judge Stephanie Sautner made it clear throughout the hearing that "probation is a gift," and the troubled starlet did not meet her mandated hours of community service stemming from a jewelry theft case.
"I'm revoking her probation," Sautner said.

"Miss Lohan has created an impossibility to perform this sentence that was given to her by her own actions," said Sautner, presiding over the 40-minute hearing at the Los Angeles Superior Court West District Airport Courthouse.
The 25-year-old actress, who arrived in court wearing a white top and white scarf, her cheeks burnished dark brown, was handcuffed and taken into custody. A hearing is tentatively set for Nov. 2.
Bail was set $100,000, which the actress is expected to post-- a bond agent was with her in court.  The judge told Lohan that if she posts bail, she must report to the county morgue and perform a minimum of 16 hours of community service before the Nov. 2 hearing.
During Wednesday's hearing, the judge focused on Lohan's nine missed appointments at the Downtown Women's Center. The sessions were scheduled to last four hours.
Lohan allegedly showed up just once, staying for about an hour.
Lohan's attorney Shawn Holley acknowledged that the Downtown Women's Center terminated Lohan's volunteer assignment after the missed appointments.
But Holley argued that the actress had completed other court-mandated terms of her probation, including therapy sessions. Missed sessions were preapproved, Holley said.
As Sautner reviewed the details of Lohan's service at the Women's Center, the actress shook her head firmly and crossed her arms in disagreement.
The judge interrupted the hearing to reprimand the actress with a stern "Miss Lohan."
The actress responded with a quiet "Sorry," resting her chin on her hands. 
Holley said her client has a year to complete the sentence, calling Wednesday's hearing "premature."
"We're six months away from her deadline," Holley said.
Wednesday's hearing was meant as a routine progress report on the 25-year-old's community service, but the stakes were raised after reports emerged that the actress failed to keep her appointments at the Women's Center.
Within the past week Lohan began volunteering with the American Red Cross, but that switch was not approved by the court.
During Wednesday's hearing, the judge said Lohan's work with the Red Cross would not be counted toward completion of the sentence. Sautner said only she has the power to alter the sentence.
Before appearing in court, Lohan tweeted: "I just want it to be known, that just because I was not followed and photographed during the times I've gone to community service, does NOT mean that I wasn't following my obligations (by going) to the court.''
Lohan pleaded no contest May 11 to a misdemeanor grand theft charge involving a $2,500 necklace taken from a Venice jeweler. She was placed on three-year probation and ordered to spend 120 days in jail and complete the 480 hours of community service to which she had been previously sentenced for violating her probation in a 2007 misdemeanor DUI case.
Lohan was given one year to complete the community service hours.
But reports surfaced during the past week that the "Mean Girls" actress failed to show up for service at a Skid Row women's shelter.
A Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman confirmed that because she failed to keep appointments at the women's center, Lohan was transferred to the American Red Cross to perform community service.
Sautner had strong words for Lohan during a May court appearance.
"Don't give people reason to hate you," Sautner said. "Don't do stupid things that fly in the spirit of the court's order."
Lohan spent 13 days in jail last summer for violating her probation -- she missed court-ordered alcohol education classes -- in the DUI case.
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