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Lohan gets jail time for probation violation

Posted: Updated: Nov 2, 2011 02:31 PM
Lindsay Lohan is represented by attorney Shawn Chapman Holley, left. (Source: CNN) Lindsay Lohan is represented by attorney Shawn Chapman Holley, left. (Source: CNN)

LOS ANGELES (RNN) - Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to jail Wednesday after admitting to violating her probation in two separate criminal cases.

Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner sentenced Lohan to serve 300 days in jail, 150 days for each probation violation.

The actress is currently on probation for misdemeanor theft of a necklace and a 2007 drunken driving incident.

"You are not to be eligible for house arrest, electronic monitoring or any other kind of early release other than that required by the law," Sautner instructed Lohan in her Los Angeles courtroom.

The former Disney star must surrender herself within a week's time.

Lohan was ordered to serve 30 days in county jail. The remaining time of her sentence will be stayed if she successfully completes her court-ordered psychotherapy and community service program without further violating the terms of her probation.

The judge called the sentence "putting the keys to the jail in the defendant's pockets."

According to the Los Angeles Times, Lohan is likely to serve just six days in jail due to  overcrowding.

The judge placed Lohan on a strict schedule for completing her probation.

"From what I can see of you, you need a structure," she said, laying out a schedule for Lohan that will last through March.

Lohan will complete all of her community service at the county morgue. Sautner said in court that she had wanted Lohan to serve at the Good Shepherd Center, which refused to take Lohan, saying she was a bad example for the homeless women there.

A new probation officer, described by the judge as "no-nonsense," also was assigned to Lohan  after her previous officer requested a reassignment.

If she adheres to Sautner's schedule, Lohan's probation will convert to non-reporting probation on March 29.

The Mean Girls star arrived at court wearing a dark vintage dress with white polka dots, with her bleach-blonde hair in a messy 'do.

She waived her right to a probation hearing, admitting to violating her probation by failing to obey all orders of the court.

Prosecutors said the actress canceled 14 of 19 court-mandated psychotherapy appoints. Of those sessions, three were cut short by 15 minutes because of other engagements.

Lohan was also supposed to complete community service at a women's center. Of 20 schedule sessions, 12 were canceled, according to prosecutors. She was later let go from that position.

Shawn Chapman Holley, Lohan's defense attorney, asked Sautner what would happen if her client completed her probation requirements sooner than scheduled.

"These are minimum requirements. I would be the happiest judge in town if she finished this early," Sautner said. "The sheriffs would be happy. We'd all be happy."

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