Judge sentences Lindsay Lohan to 90 days in jail for probation violation

** FILE ** Actress Lindsay Lohan appears on stage during a taping of MTV's "Total Request Live" show in this May 8, 2007, file photo in New York. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - A judge sentenced Lindsay Lohan to
90 days in jail Tuesday after ruling she violated probation in a
2007 drug case by failing to attend court-ordered alcohol education
Lohan burst into tears after the sentencing by Superior Court
Judge Marsha Revel.
Lohan was not required to immediately surrender but will have to
turn herself in on July 20. She will also be required to enter an
inpatient rehab program after her release from jail.
The ruling came during a hearing set for the "Mean Girls" star
after she missed a court date in May. She has been required to wear
an ankle alcohol monitor since then.
The monitor issued an alert after Lohan attended the MTV Movie
Awards and after-parties.
Prosecutors had hoped to introduce reports from the monitor to
show the actress also had violated a court order against drinking
imposed as part of her probation.
Revel said during the ongoing hearing the device showed Lohan's
blood-alcohol content was 0.03.
However, Revel said she would not consider whether the actress
actually consumed alcohol last month after attending the MTV Movie
Awards. Lohan has denied drinking that night.
The judge said she would honor what she told lawyers for both
sides in a closed meeting last month and not allow the negative
report to be used at the hearing.
Revel said she would only consider whether the actress failed to
complete the required number of alcohol education courses on time.
Cheryl Marshall, a co-founder of the education program,
testified she did not report Lohan to be in violation of the
judge's order when the actress missed nine meetings then made up an
undisclosed number.
Marshall said she was aware the program received a phone call
from the judge in December saying she wanted Lohan to attend
classes each week. But Marshall added she never got a paper copy of
the order and did not consider it active.
Marshall's program fought against providing records and
testimony at the hearing, but Revel ruled the information was
Lohan's attorney Shawn Chapman Holley said she hadn't prepared
to defend against the alcohol monitor report because the judge had
said it would only affect bail for the actress. Revel doubled
Lohan's bail to $200,000 after learning of the alert last month.
Lohan arrived about 10 minutes early for the hearing at the
Beverly Hills courthouse. Lohan's father Michael and younger sister
also attended.
The hearing immediately hit a snag as Chapman Holley and
prosecutor Danette Meyers sparred on what evidence could be
Lohan spent 84 minutes in jail in 2007 after she pleaded guilty
to two misdemeanor counts of being under the influence of cocaine
and no contest to two counts of driving with a blood-alcohol level
above 0.08 percent and one count of reckless driving.
The plea came after a pair of high-profile arrests earlier that
year. Lohan was sentenced to three years of probation but had to
ask for a yearlong extension in October after she failed to
complete her alcohol-education courses on time.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus