Lindsay Lohan appeared in court ten minutes early this morning, wearing her very best "don't send me to jail" outfit. Unfortunately, it didn’t work.
Lindsay and her lawyer, Shawn Holley, admitted to her probation violation, and Judge Stephanie Sautner called out her sentence:
"Probation is reinstated with the following modifications…you are to serve three hundred days in the county jail. That time will be stayed. You're to serve thirty days in the county jail now. You are to surrender by November 9th and begin serving your thirty days. You are not to be eligible for house arrest…or any other early release."
The Sherrif's Department says that Lindsay will serve only 20% of those thirty days, so that equates to about six days in jail. After the sentencing, Lohan walked out of court saying, "thank God" under her breath. The judge also suggested Lindsay should stop Tweeting about her legal experiences.
After her six day stint in the county jail, Lohan is to report to the probations department, where she will finish the rest of her jail sentence by doing community service at the county morgue. Judge Sautner added that she tried to see if another women's organization would take her, but they wouldn't, because they said she was a bad example for women. Apparently, she's a good example for dead people, because the morgue was "happy to have [her]."
So, here are the details. By December 14, she must have completed twelve days at the morgue and four psychotherapy sessions. By January 17, another twelve days at morgue and four psychotherapy sessions. And so on until the rest of her time is done. All of it must be completed by March 29, and if it's not, she goes directly to jail for 270 days. If she violates anything—her probation, the rules at the morgue-she goes to jail.
The whole shebang started off with prosecutors saying:
"[The Downtown Women's Center] accommodated her. They made special arrangements for her. Of the twenty scheduled sessions, she cancelled twelve of those. Three of those dates…she attended for less than the required four hour increments."
And she couldn’t even manage to make it to therapy. You sit on a couch, how hard is it?
"Of the nineteen scheduled appointments, she cancelled fourteen of them," prosecutors said.
Holley claimed the scheduled appointments were attempted to be rescheduled.
For when? Nevember?
Judge Sautner said that if Lohan completes all of her sentence, including her community service, "by March 29, you just go about your business and you obey all laws…and you never have to see me again."
Shawn Holley asked if she would be allowed to finish it early, before March 29.
"Wouldn’t that be nice," prosecutors quipped.
"I would be the happiest judge in town if she finished it early," Judge Sautner said.