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Lindsay Lohan due in court Monday morning

More than 100 photographers and reporters were gathered outside a Beverly Hills courthouse awaiting the arrival of actress Lindsay Lohan, who is scheduled to appear before a  judge Monday morning.

Lohan, who returned over the weekend from the Cannes Film Festival, missed a mandatory court appearance last week after her attorneys said she lost her passport. Judge Marsha N. Revel issued an arrest warrant for Lohan on Thursday when she failed to appear in court for a status hearing on a DUI case. The warrant was lifted after Lohan's attorneys posted 10% of the actress' $100,000 bond.

Revel has said that once Lohan surrenders, she will immediately forbid the actress from consuming alcohol, require her to wear an alcohol-detection device and submit to drug testing at least once a week. "Actions speak louder than words. I've heard the best words in the world, but the actions are far more important," the judge said on Thursday. "She has a history of not keeping scheduled appointments.... I couldn't have been more clear about the priority of this case and getting things done."

Another judge was supposed to handle Lohan's case on Monday because Revel was scheduled to begin a vacation. But court spokesman Allan Parachini said the judge would be taking time out of her vacation to conduct Monday's hearing.

Lohan's attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, said her client is substantially in compliance and that the program provider supports that view in court papers. Lohan's mother, Dina Lohan, told Radar Online that her daughter may go to an alcohol education class on Sunday. She also suggested that her daughter was being treated unfairly by the judge because she was a celebrity.

-- Richard Winton

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Sadly, the average person would have been locked up on Friday.


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