Lindsay Lohan left court in handcuffs and was taken into custody today after a judge blasted her for violating probation.
Lindsay Lohan, 25, had her probation revoked pending a November 2 hearing after the judge slammed her for failing to complete time at the Downtown Women’s Centre.
The trouble actress is now understood to have been released after posting $100,000 and will not spend time behind bars.
The outcome is pending a the November hearing, which was scheduled by the judge today, where the court will hear further testimonies before deciding on the course of action.
Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to 360 hours community service earlier this year as part of her sentence for stealing a gold necklace from a jewellery store.
During the today hearing, Judge Stephanie Sautner asserted Lindsay Lohan had managed to wilfully get herself kicked off the programme by cancelling on the women’s centre nine times.
Lindsay Lohan welled up as her lawyer Shawn Holley Chapman fought her corner, pointing to the “glowing report” by the Probation Service.
Despite Lindsay Lohan completed some volunteer work this week at the Red Cross, Judge Stephanie Sautner ruled it as void because it was not part of the sentence she had specifically stipulated at an earlier hearing.
According to the judge, Lindsay Lohan should have gone to the morgue for clean-up duty to complete some of the hours of community service instead, which was the second part of the probation stipulated.
“Nobody has the power to change my sentence,” said the judge.
“Probation is a gift as I see it. There is something called looking a gift horse in the mouth,” she added.
The judge was also perplexed as to why the Probation Service had given Lindsay Lohan such a positive report.
Judge Stephanie Sautner said Lindsay Lohan work this week at the Red Cross would not count towards the 60 days of community service she has been ordered to complete.
The judge also estimated that Lindsay Lohan has only managed to fulfil three days out of the 60 so far, also taking into account the time taken to complete a shoplifters course.
Judge Stephanie Sautner noted that Lindsay Lohan had been a no-show at Downtown Women’s centre nine times and had only managed to do around a day-and-a-half there.
She suggested it was Lindsay Lohan’s inability to keep to schedule and disruption of the programme that eventually left women’s centre with no option but to cancel her role there.
Lindsay Lohan pulled up to the courthouse at 9:55 a.m. for the 10:00 a.m. hearing at the Airport Branch Courthouse.
Lindsay Lohan has also served 35 days under house arrest this year as part of her sentence for the necklace theft.
Judge Stephanie Sautner said Lindsay Lohan should serve 16 hours at the morgue on clean-up duty between now and her next court hearing.