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Lindsay Lohan goes to jail — a few minutes late [poll]

July 20, 2010 |  9:30 am


After a bit of bookkeeping, Lindsay Lohan was taken into custody Tuesday in Judge Marsha Revel's court in Beverly Hills.

Lohan, who was due at 8:30 a.m., left home with only a few minutes to spare — news helicopters following the two black SUVs as they made their way through traffic, of course — and walked into the courtroom with attorney Shawn Chapman Holley a little more than 10 minutes late.

Now, we just made a bigger deal of that than Revel did; the judge moved things along, first clarifying for the record that Robert Shapiro had spoken with the court on Monday to say he would not be representing the actress. Holley made the point that Shapiro had never been Lohan's attorney of record at any time. 

Revel changed the turnaround time from jail to rehab from two days to 24 hours, and noted ...

Lilo-in-court ... that, because she didn't know "exactly how long the jail will keep her" and "I can only impose the sentence," it was impossible to set a specific date for a probation status report.

The judge then ordered that no video or still images be taken of Lohan being cuffed and taken into custody, reminding all who were present that they'd be held in contempt if they dared to snap a shot in the courtroom.

"The defendent is now remanded into custody to serve her 90-day jail sentence," Revel said — and Lindsay was taken away.

With luck, LiLo's time in jail, guesstimated at three weeks behind bars, will be as straightforward and simple as Tuesday's surrender.

It'll have to be a lot of luck, however: Even as we typed this, paparazzi and others were jockeying for shots outside the courthouse and along La Cienega Boulevard as she was being transported to the Lynwood Correctional Facility.

— Christie D'Zurilla

Photos: Lindsay Lohan is showered with confetti by an onlooker as she arrives at the Beverly Hills Courthouse, top, on Tuesday morning for sentencing in a probation violation related to two 2007 DUI incidents. At right, Lohan in court. Credits: David McNew / Getty Images, top; Getty Images / pool, right.

Click and scroll to read how Lindsay Lohan wound up on the courthouse steps, including a detailed timeline of her arrests and dealings with the court, leading up to her court dates in May.

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