We’ve heard that Lindsay Lohan had several dirty drug tests during her probationary period, with reports claiming that she tested positive for cocaine and amphetamines. A bench warrant has been issued for her arrest, but it’s been put on hold until Friday, when she needs to show up in court. In the mean time she’s been out partying and hitting her old Hollywood haunts in between occasionally going to AA meetings, calling the paps and issuing statements about it to TMZ. Lindsay of course initially denied doing any drugs, which is pretty typical for her, but then let someone with more sense take over her Twitter account claiming she had a disease (addiction) and was taking responsibility for her actions – as if she even knows that word.
So now we’re wondering what Lindsay’s fate will be, and how long she’ll be forced to sit around detoxing, doodling her prison diaries, and chowing Twizzlers behind bars this time. Radar Online reports that Lindsay could potentially go to jail for a full 30 days, at the judge’s discretion, just while she waits for another hearing. Lindsay has a new judge assigned to her case after her previous judge, hero Marsha Revel, voluntarily recused herself after prosecutors complained that she tried to find a rehab facility for Lindsay.
Lindsay Lohan’s jail stay may be much longer than is expected, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
Her probation will be formally revoked on Friday, RadarOnline.com has learned but once that happens she may have to go behind bars and wait for a probation violation hearing to be held, a source close to the situation told us.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elden Fox will formally revoke LiLo’s probation, and then schedule the probation violation hearing. A source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com: “Lindsay could be remanded directly into custody on Friday, pending the probation violation hearing, and it’s very likely that Judge Fox will do that.
“Lindsay was allowed to remain out on bail last time until her probation violation hearing, but Judge Fox probably won’t give her that privilege because of her failed drug test, and this is her second probation violation hearing in less than three months.
“By remanding her directly to custody, Lindsay would stay behind bars until the probation violation hearing, she wouldn’t allowed to get out early. The probation violation hearing could be set for the following week, or as much as 30 days from now. If it’s set for 30 days from now, Lindsay will remain behind bars during that time if that is what Judge Fox decides.”
And, of course, Lindsay is looking at even more jail time after the probation violation hearing, thanks to testing positive for cocaine.
Sources close to the actress tell us: “Lindsay is extremely upset and despondent about her latest setback. She is trying to put on a brave face, but she knows that she is in hot water.”
Lindsay’s probation was revoked yesterday by Judge Fox, and a bench warrant was issued for her arrest, but ordered held, pending Lindsay’s court appearance on Friday morning in Beverly Hills.
[From Radar Online]
I googled Lindsay’s new judge, Elden Fox, and he’s the one who sentenced Winona Ryder to probation in 2002 for her shoplifting conviction. It’s what prosecutors recommended so it’s hard to tell if he’s a hard ass or not. He’s already ordered Lohan to meet a bunch of requirements, including going to counseling, attending AA five times a week, and having random drug tests twice a week. For each violation she faces an additional 30 days in jail. So what’s she’s looking at this time, 30 days in jail as she waits for a hearing and additional 30 days for each failed drug test, for a total of 90 that will probably be reduced to 45? There could potentially be even more time tacked on there if she missed therapy or AA sessions, which is probable in her case. As Kaiser mentioned in an earlier story, experts do think it’s likely that she’ll be sent to jail right away. There’s speculation that she could get a minimum of 45 days without the option of early release.
Speaking of Winona Ryder, her misdeeds were relatively minor but after her shoplifting conviction her career didn’t retain a fraction of the potential she once had. (Look at where her Girl Interrupted costar, Angelina Jolie, is at this point vs. Winona.) Lindsay, apart from when she hit the scene years ago, didn’t have much of a career to speak of. Just like the way she’s handling her probation, she pissed away every chance she had. It might be tragic if she wasn’t such an entitled unworthy brat. In Lindsay’s case it’s just predictable.