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Lindsay Lohan goes the good-deed route after making bail

September 27, 2010 | 12:22 pm

Lindsay Lohan arrives at Beverly Hills Courthouse Lindsay Lohan was out among the less fortunate Sunday, having made bail late Friday after spending less than 14 hours in jail, posting a $300,000 bond that may keep her free until her next court date before Judge Elden Fox.

A SCRAM alcohol-monitoring bracelet was once again part of the bargain, which might explain why Lohan was wearing knee-high boots in Sunday's triple-digit heat when she visited the Dream Center in L.A. (the center helps the homeless and poor) with her mom, sister, manager and a friend in tow. Hey, after an Us Magazine report last week that LiLo giggled and ordered cocktails while composing her drug-test mea culpa for Twitter, we suppose a little paparazzi-attended altruism probably couldn't hurt.

One catch related to making bail: L.A. Now quotes veteran defense attorney Glen Jonas as saying, "Judge Fox signaled loud and clear that he intended to give Lohan a sentence of 'time served' at the next hearing." Now, however, he "will be motivated to make a real impact on Ms. Lohan at the sentencing on the probation violation," possibly in the form of yet another trip to jail. Fox's no-bail hold would have kept Lohan incarcerated until her probation violation hearing, without early release because of overcrowding.

Between now and Oct. 22, the "Mean Girls" actress may of her own accord head to live-in rehab --

possibly the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage -- according to sources at TMZ and Radar Online. Even if she doesn't, she's not allowed to be around where drugs or alcohol are being consumed, L.A. Now says, and she's subject to immediate search by law enforcement.

Fox put Lohan behind bars Friday morning for failing court-ordered drug tests that were part of her probation after serving jail and rehab time for violating probation related to two 2007 DUI incidents. The actress had been held without bail before attorney Shawn Chapman Holley successfully appealed the decision; Lohan was taken out a back entrance at Lynwood Correctional Facility shortly before midnight Friday.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Lindsay Lohan arrives for a mandatory appearance at the Beverly Hills Courthouse on Sept. 24, 2010. Credit: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

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