Lindsay Lohan sent to prison - led away in handcuffs after probation
By: Amy Andrews | Published Thursday, October 20, 2011, 3:15 PM | Updated Thursday, October 20, 2011, 3:15 PM
|Lindsay Lohan arriving to court|
The 25-year-old actress' bail was set at $100,000 - which she is expected to be released from later today - and she now faces a trial on November 2nd which will decide whether she violated her probation, and if found guilty she could face up to 18 months in jail.
L.A. County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner advised her to complete 16 hours of community service at the county coroner's office between now and her next hearing if she wants to mitigate any further punishment.
The judge explained the controversial blonde - who was in court after allegedly skipping some of her probation requirements, which were issued as part of her sentence for stealing a $2,500 necklace in January - made it "impossible" to serve her community service at the Downtown Women's Center.
Lindsay - who served 35 days under house arrest earlier this year in lieu of a 120-day jail sentence for shoplifting - had her community service at the facility terminated last week after it was alleged she had not completed all of her required shifts, and she was subsequently reassigned to the Red Cross.
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Judge Sautner explained: "Miss Lohan's actions deliberately made it impossible to complete her community service at the Downtown Women's Center... I certainly find that cause to revoke probation."
She explained Lindsay "blew off" the 360 hours of community service she was supposed to complete at the women's facility, where she missed nine appointments.
The judge said: "I thought she could be of value to Downtown Women's Center but obviously not. She has to do 56 of 60 days [of community service] with six months already gone.
"How many violations have there been? Probation is a gift not a right."
But Sautner explained she will not be counting Lindsay's recent work at the Red Cross towards her community service because she should have "immediately enrolled" at the Los Angeles County Morgue.
The judge - who also doubted Lindsay attended weekly therapy sessions - has ordered her to spend two days a week of her 120 hours community service at the morgue if she does make bail.
Sautner explained overcrowding and new laws mean an 18-month prison sentence is unlikely.