Lindsay Lohan has been sentenced to 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to violating the terms of her probation. And there might be a lot more jail time on the cards for LiLo, if she doesn’t complete her probation requirements by the deadline given to her this time around.
The star appeared before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner yesterday (2 November) and confessed to skipping 14 of her 19 court-ordered therapy appointments, leading to the sentence.
This is the latest in a series of very public trials that Lindsay has faced. The actress had been ordered to complete 120 hours of community service and undergone counselling following a necklace theft conviction earlier this year, while she was already on probation for a 2007 DUI incident.
However, Lindsay repeatedly failed to show up for her community service term at the Downtown Women's Shelter in L.A., and she was subsequently booted from the programme.
The actress also admitted yesterday that she had not fulfilled the terms of her therapy requirements, prompting Judge Sautner to hand down the punishment and order her to report to jail by 9 November (2011).
Unlike earlier this year, she will not be eligible for house arrest.
The judge also demanded that Lindsay serve out the remainder of her community service at the Los Angeles County Morgue, where she has been putting in time following a probation progress hearing last month.
Lindsay must complete all of her probation requirements by 29 March (2012). If she fails to do so, Judge Sautner warned she would issue a warrant for her arrest and throw her behind bars for an additional 270 days.
The sentence she’s just received doesn't seem to have gone down too badly with the actress. A relieved Lindsay appeared content with the sentence and was heard muttering "Thank God" under her breath as she walked out of court surrounded by police personnel.