Lindsay Lohan’s day of reckoning has arrived, and an orange jumpsuit will soon follow - she’ll be doing 90 days in jail for violating probation, followed by rehab.
The troubled actress must surrender July 20.
She’s beaten the rap before, but from the very beginning today, the star’s attempts to evade jail for skipping mandatory alcohol education classes were doomed.
She has now made good on the classes, but that wasn’t true in May, when she bailed on her last hearing and ended up free on bail wearing a SCRAM device.
Whether she remained free rested with no-nonsense Judge Marsha Revel, who sentenced LiLo after an incredulous prosecutor, Danette Meyers, took it to her.
UP AGAINST IT: The evidence against her too strong and the judge no pushover, Lindsay and lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley were unable to defy the odds again.
Court proceedings began with a victory for the troubled star. Revel ruled out the matter of the SCRAM device going off after the MTV Movie Awards June 7.
The hearing was thus exclusively about whether Lindsay Lohan violated probation by not attending enough alcohol ed classes at the time of the last hearing.
Not that she was out of the woods by any means.
The Office Manager at the Right On program testified that the program knew the judge wanted Lindsay to attend class once a week, which she did not.
Co-owner Cheryl Marshall testified that she violated the program by failing to attend the classes and coming up with a variety of excuses throughout.
The program determined in both May and August 2009 that Lindsay’s excuses were “endless and disrespectful” and that she was not in compliance.
Prosecutors are clearly not taking this lightly, running down the list of times - nine total - that Lindsay skipped class, often for weeks at a time no less.
Court adjourned until 1:30 PST, but when it resumed, it was clear that the evidence was piling up against Lohan - she violated probation, plain and simple.
There were lots more excuses, but ultimately they didn’t fly. Revel laid the smack down on Lohan and sentenced her to almost three months in the can.
Lohan’s probation was contingent upon her attending classes and staying clear of trouble following her 2007 DUI conviction. Suffice it to say, it didn’t take.
The judge noted that there was a pattern of violations since Lindsay was placed on probation in 2007 following her plea bargain in her DUI case. Ya think?
Lindsay dissolved into tears when the judge imposed the sentence, then broke down as she addressed the court, telling the judge, “I did the best I could.”
Sure thing. Surprising she didn’t blame everyone else right there.
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