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Judge says Lindsay Lohan violated her probation; star defends her behavior

A Beverly Hills judge ruled Tuesday that Lindsay Lohan violated the terms of her probation when she failed to attend alcohol education classes in a drunk driving case.

[Updated at 3:07 p.m.: A tearful Lohan addressed the judge, saying: "I am not taking this as a joke. This is my life." She also said: "As far as I knew I was being in compliance with my program. When I would ask to leave town, they would give me permission to leave town. I wasn’t expecting any special treatment, other than the understanding that I have to provide for myself and my schedule is very different."]

Prosecutors argued Tuesday that the star of "Mean Girls," "Freaky Friday" and "Herbie Fully Loaded" failed to comply with the weekly attendance directive for her alcohol education classes. An operator of the class testified that Lohan had nine absences.

But Judge Marsha N. Revel was critical of program operator Cheryl Marshall for failing to report Lohan's absences to the court before the actress had her bail revoked when the alarm on her alcohol monitoring device was triggered on June 6. That was the same night that Lohan attended the MTV Movie Awards.

[Updated at 12:52 a.m. July 7: An earlier version of this post incorrectly said Lohan's alcohol monitoring device was triggered the night that Lohan had attended the MTV Music Awards.]

Under questions from the prosecutor, Marshall told the court that Lohan did not sign in on some days the program claimed she had attended and that her signature was on a sign-in sheet on a day she did not attend. Marshall revealed Lohan never attended group meetings but opted for one-on-one sessions because of privacy concerns.

Defense attorney Shawn Chapman Holley argued that Lohan was "absolutely on track to finish the program" and had complied with most of the court's orders.

In considering her punishment, Revel said she considered whether Lohan violated her probation only for the actress' failure to attend some scheduled alcohol education classes, not because the alcohol-detection bracelet that Lohan was ordered to wear had been triggered following the MTV Movie Awards.

On June 8, Revel issued an arrest warrant for Lohan after the alarm on her monitoring device was triggered. The alarm typically sounds when the bracelet is tampered with or if the person wearing it consumes alcohol. The SCRAM device, or Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor, checks for traces of alcohol in the air above the user's skin.

Revel ordered Lohan to be fitted with the device May 24 after she failed to show up the previous week for a mandatory progress review on whether she was abiding by the terms of her probation.

-- Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein

UPDATE: Judge sentences Lindsay Lohan to jail

Previous Coverage: Beverly Hills judge could send Lindsay Lohan to jail

Comments () | Archives (18)

So... What does this mean? What consequences are there for the violation??

It is about time, your lies have ran out Lindsay! Hooray for the judge who stood up to a so called star! Now put the rest of the so called family of her's behind bars, her mother who thinks she is abot 16 is the worse one of the family.

SCUM .....Flush it down .

What does this mean, MamaMia? It means, simply, you can get Justice in this Country, if you have enough cash.


Does this mean we get a 90 day respite from her idiotic movies? Is there anything the judge can do about the rest of the garbage that comes out of Hollywood?

It is about time for this non-thinker be put into jail for life. This Lohan is really must be the number one non-thinker in LA county. Keep us safe get this person off the street.

Also, make sure she (Lohan) pays for all expenses associated with her jail time.

"I wasn’t expecting any special treatment, other than the understanding that I have to provide for myself and my schedule is very different."

Defense attorney Shawn Chapman Holley argued that Lohan was "absolutely on track to finish the program" and had complied with most of the court's orders.

Yeah...no special treatment except the special stuff, and compliance with most but not all the court's orders. I didn't know we could pick and choose.

Stan Eaglesky is so perfect. Yeah right!

they say "90 days" ill be surprised if she gets a week. fail law

take away her driving privileged and let her drink for Gods sake! drinking helps economy!

throw the bee in the slammer. give her additional jail time for disputing the sentence.

Lindsay Lohan is in court right now and the judge is determining whether or not she violated the terms of her probation. But I Like to Lindsay Lohan. It’s a nice post.Thank you.

About time they stopped treating stars like gods, she is a little pathetic girl who thinks she is above the law, just like that daft cow paris hilton, they all need someone to teach them about the real world!

I am someone who makes a little above $12.00 an hour at my job, I live in Northern California. I don't have a car, I don't have money to get my medications or food. I almost lost my home to foreclosure.
People like Lindsay Lohan who have the "world by the tail" to make money, use a god given talent they have to make movies, something I would love to have a chance at, throw it all away. Wake up and be thankful and lucky Lindsay for what you have, and what your future could hold, because,honey, some of us, who don't even have a car or money to buy food, think you should Thank God for what you have and could aquire.
Posted by: L.F. | July 07, 2010 at 11:25 AM

Hi California !... Judge Revel had forgotten the 100 lashes in public ... Alcoholism is a disease, booze is encouraged to lengths ad everywhere. She would rather be condemned due to undergo psychotherapy, the jail that will fix everything, it's sad ... To think that this country thinks it's a beacon of humanity is the average age in many ways obscurantist ... Prisons are private, we must fill them to enrich their shareholders ...

Lindsay Lohan had better wake up.
If time in jail does not open her bloodshot eyes to reality, then perhaps nothing will.
She may not know it, but her life and career could be on the line.
Drugs and alcohol will destroy her.
Hollywood's history is filled with dreams that were cut short.

George Vreeland Hill

I can't believe that she was allowed out of the country. I thought you had to turn in your passport when you were on probation so you couldn't skip out. You aren't even supposed to leave the state without permission.


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