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A California judge has ordered 30 days more jail time for Lindsay Lohan. She has to report Nov. 9. It's expected that she will serve about 6 days due to jail over-crowding issues. [More...]
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TMZ is reporting live on Lindsay Lohan's preliminary hearing on a felony theft charge.
Lindsay's lawyer, Shawn Holley, will be arguing the charge should only be a misdemeanor due to the value of the necklace at issue. Shawn had the necklace appraised: [More...]
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Lindsay Lohan went to court today. She didn't accept the confidential plea deal the Judge suggested to lawyers yesterday during an in chambers secret meeting. At the short hearing today, the Judge gave Lindsay two more weeks to decide whether to accept it.
The Daily Beast reports the Judge also complained about the media leaks, particularly to TMZ and RadarOnline. He said he didn't suspect the attorneys.
Thankfully, this case doesn't involve military secrets where people's lives are at stake, because I can't believe how these things leak out, how TMZ, RadarOnline, all of these, I don't know how,” said [Judge]Schwartz.
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Lindsay Lohan was charged today with felony theft and violating her 2007 DUI probation. She appeared in court and pleaded not guilty. (Background here.) She was released after being booked and posting bond, $20,000.00 for each charge. The judge gave her a stern warning -- if she gets arrested while on bond, he will keep her locked up.
You're in a different situation now that a felony has been filed against you...If you violate the law, I will remand you and set no bail...A felony is a different situation and you're not entitled to bail.
I doubt she'll end up with either a felony on her record or significant jail time. Her biggest problem may be avoiding new allegations while these charges are pending. She seems to be a magnet for them. [More...]
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So it appears Lindsay Lohan was captured on camera at the jewelry store wearing the exact $2,500 necklace she will be charged with grand theft this afternoon in court in LA. Her assistant returned the necklace to the police before the search warrant for her house was executed.
So: One of a few things happened: Lindsay tried on the necklace, liked it, and told her assistant to make the arrangements for her to have it on a loaner basis --and the assistant forgot and didn't tell the store. So the store, not having the lending paperwork filled out, thought it had been stolen. Second case scenario: Lindsay tried on the necklace and it is so light she didnt' realize she still had it on when she left the shop. As soon as she was told the police were going to do a search warrant, she told her friend to bring it back Third case scenario, Lindsay tried on the necklace to see if it would go with a specific outfit she had at home. She asked the salesgirl if she could take it home to match with the outfit, promising to return to either buy it or return it. She had other things on her mind for a few days and forgot, and as soon as the news of a search warrant surfaced, she had her assistant return it.
Whichever one it is, it sounds like Lindsay will say (1) borrowing jewelry is her and everyone else's customary practice and stars have assistants to deal with the paperwork; she never intended to permanently deprive the store of the necklace (I bet we'll hear that once she wore it at home with her clothes she decided and asked for it to be returned -- maybe even say she told her aide to return it. [More...]
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Lindsay Lohan returned to jail today after a judge ordered her held pending an October 22 probation violation hearing for failing two drug tests since her release in June.
Lindsay's attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, filed an appeal asserting the Judge exceeded his authority.
The reviewing judge has reversed no bail order. Lindsay will be released within hours.
Judge Patricia Schnegg, Assistant Supervising Judge for the L.A. County Criminal Courts, just threw Judge Fox's bail decision out the window. Judge Schnegg has set bail at $300,000. Lindsay, who is in Lynwood Jail right now, should get out soon ... probably in a few hours.
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At 1:35 am this morning, Lindsay Lohan was released from jail, ushered into a van, and en route to rehab. She served 13 days of her 90 day sentence, getting out early due to overcrowding.
TMZ reports Lindsay will be at the Morningside Recovery Center at UCLA, in a unit that has "an intense specialized program to deal with psychological, as well as addiction problems."
Reports she favors Meth and is bi-polar are fabrications. As TMZ says,she takes prescription Adderall.
Adderall, which is an amphetamine. Experts in the field of rehab and addiction tell TMZ there is a difference between amphetamine and methamphetamine. We're told it would not be common for a rehab facility to consider Adderall and methamphetamine the same drug.
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Update: The LA Sheriff says Lindsay will be released after 13 or 14 days due to overcrowding and good time.
Lindsay Lohan surrendered at the Beverly Hills courthouse today to begin serving her 90 day jail sentence for probation violations. She was accompanied by her original lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley. Her parents were there as well.
A clearly upset LiLo sat and listened as Judge Revel ordered Lindsay's surrender. But before Lindsay was cuffed and taken away, the judge ordered all cameras to stop rolling.
Judge Revel made it clear -- no house arrest, and no early release. But that doesn't mean Lindsay will have to serve the full 90 days. The Sheriff's Department will use the 90 days to compute the actual time Lindsay will have to serve, and because of overcrowding, she will only serve 25% ... 23 days. Lindsay didn't cry. When she was cuffed she was stoic.
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TMZ reports Robert Shapiro is no longer representing Lindsay Lohan. The reason has not yet surfaced.
As to who will represent her today when she has to turn herself in, why does she need a lawyer for that? Doesn't she just show up at the jail?
I never understood what legal function Shapiro was providing in the first place. He announced getting in the case he would only represent her if she did her jail time. What did she need him for if he wasn't going to either appeal or file a motion trying to get the judge to change or at least delay imposition of the sentence? [More...]
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From news reports, Linsday Lohan sounds ready for jail tomorrow. In a tweet about her father, who is urging an appeal of her sentence, she writes: "I am in a great place and he only brings negativity in my world."
Where will she go? The media consensus seems to be Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, CA, where Paris Hilton served her sentence. Her 90 days, according to some sources, could be cut to 25% with good time or early release.
She is set to be housed in a 12-foot-by-8-foot cell in the 2,200-bed facility's special needs unit, where she would live in isolation for her own safety. Inmates must wear orange jumpsuits with no jewelry and are given a minimal set of toiletries. Lohan will be served her meals in her cell and will be allowed outside the 12-foot-by-8-foot space for at least an hour each day. She will not be allowed to use a computer or a cellphone.
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Attorney Robert Shapiro confirmed today he's now representing Lindsay Lohan. But, he says, he agreed to represent her only if she does her jail time and complies with her other probation terms, which includes a 3 month rehab stint after jail.
So what's Shapiro going to do for her?
Shapiro told The Associated Press on Friday he had agreed to represent Lohan only if she does her jail time and complies with the terms of her probation. He said he would help the actress get treatment to accomplish long-term recovery and sobriety.
"Ms. Lohan is suffering from a disease that I am all too familiar with," said Shapiro, whose son Brent died in 2005. "Hopefully I can be of assistance."
Sounds like he's going to be her drug counselor, not her lawyer. And how is this different than what Shawn Chapman Holley proposed? I can't imagine he's not going to try to at least postpone her jail sentence until she's out of her current rehab facility. If he's not, then why does she need a lawyer at this point at all?
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Lindsay Lohan has a new attorney, former O.J. Simpson lawyer, Robert Shapiro. She has also checked into rehab. She's scheduled to report to jail in five days.
The rehab facility is Pickford Lofts, which was started by Shapiro. Shapiro's son Brent died of an overdose in 2005 and he also started "The Brent Shapiro Foundation" to raise drug awareness.
According to TMZ, Shapiro will try to convince Judge Marsha Revel either to eliminate or minimize her 90-day jail sentence, followed by 90 days in rehab.
I suggested the other day she may need to be weaned off the prescription drugs she is taking before she can safely do a jail sentence. Perhaps an emergency motion is in the works to at least delay the start of her prison sentence until she finishes rehab. If she does it successfully, maybe then the judge would be inclined to reduce or eliminate her jail sentence and let her continue with rehab.
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Lindsay Lohan has been lawyer shopping since her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, said she's done. The Judge reportedly told Shawn she can't withdraw until Lindsay gets a new lawyer.
"My impression of Lindsay is that she's a fragile lost child – a sleeping beauty with her head in the sand. I found her not fully forewarned of the consequence of her actions," Stuart V. Goldberg, who was contacted by Lohan after her attorney resigned, tells PEOPLE.
"I'm concerned that she's not disciplined or tethered enough to the reality of adult consequences," he says. "She doesn't seem to have the awareness of what's going to befall her."
Goldberg makes a good point about her having multiple legal problems: one is the imminent jail sentence, the other is how is she going to get through a lengthier period of probation afterwards?
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Lindsay Lohan is now talking to the judge, she has begun to cry while she is defending herself. “This is my life, I’m taking this seriously, this is my life and my career that I have worked all my life for.”
- Judge Marsha Revel is now talking about the multiple times Lindsay has lied to both the court, police and others on past alcohol and cocaine use.
-Lindsay Lohan sentenced to 90 days in jail. Followed by 90 days in inpatient rehab. She’s crying like crazy.
She was given until July 20 to report and has to keep wearing her SCRAM bracelet until then. [More...]
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