Friday, April 22, 2011

Lindsay Lohan Scarfs It Up in Court

Earlier Friday (April 22), Lindsay Lohan received the good news that her felony grand theft charge had been reduced to a misdemeanor, which brought the threat of jail time from a three-year sentence to a possible one-year stint. However, even with that good news, Lohan was still found to be in violation of her probation, for which Judge Stephanie Sautner has just sentenced Lohan to 120 days in county jail.

According to TMZ, Lohan is headed to the Lynwood Correctional Facility, where she will be processed and eligible to post bail. Lohan lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley will appeal the sentence. The actress is due back in court May 11 for a pretrial hearing related to the misdemeanor charge.

The troubled actress was also ordered to complete 480 hours of community service; 360 of those hours must be performed at the Downtown Women's Center, and the remaining 120 hours will be served at the L.A. County morgue. Speaking to Lohan's alleged theft of a $2,500 necklace back in January, Sautner explained that the actress should have notified the store owners instead of waiting several weeks to return the necklace when she found out the cops were about to raid her house.

Late last month, Lohan turned down a plea deal offered by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office after being told by Judge Keith Schwartz that had she accepted the DA's deal — reportedly six months of jail time — she would have been found in violation of her probation and could serve more time.

Lohan allegedly lifted a $2,500 necklace from a Venice, California, jewelry store on January 22. The owner reported the theft to the Los Angeles Police Department, which later investigated the accusation and presented evidence to the District Attorney's office.