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Lindsay Lohan expected back in court this week after failing drug test


Officials are expected to schedule a hearing for this week after Lindsay Lohan failed a court-mandated drug test, which could send the actress back to jail.

L.A. prosecutors expect the hearing to occur in the next few days. But it won't happen Monday because Deputy Dist. Atty. Danette Meyers, who has handled the case, is out of the office.

Lohan admitted on her Twitter feed that she failed the test. "Regrettably, I did in fact fail my most recent drug test and if I am asked, I am prepared to appear before judge Fox next week as a result," she wrote. "This was certainly a setback for me but I am taking responsibility for my actions and I'm prepared to face the consequences."

Lohan spent part of the summer in an L.A. County jail in Lynwood after repeatedly violating the terms of her probation on a drunk-driving charge. She was released from a rehab center a few weeks ago.

Under the terms of her sentence, if she misses a test or gets a positive result, she would face 30 days in jail.

Lohan continues to undergo intense therapy and counseling since her release from a UCLA rehab facility. She is on supervised probation in connection with her 2007 conviction for driving under the influence.

As part of her plea arrangement, she must take random drug tests twice a week. After her most recent stint in jail, Lohan had said she was trying to get back to acting.

She told Vanity Fair that her jail stint taught her that she needed to stop surrounding herself with people who lure her into trouble.

"So many people around me would say they cared for the wrong reasons," she told the magazine. "A lot of people were pulling from me, taking from me and not giving. I had a lot of people that were there for me for, you know, the party."

-- Richard Winton

Photo: Lindsay Lohan. Credit: Associated Press

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Hopefully this time the judge will mean business and STOP enabling Lindsay to continue the alcohol and drug use and abuse. Her life is at stake. I would sentence her to at least 6 months and make sure she serves at least 2 of those months. The jail system down there is also to blame for this fiasco.

Yeah, yeah, yeah -- and once again she'll get a slap on the wrist -- yawn. What a waste of a life.

But she's so pretty? She's only a victim. Can't you understand?

Good luck Lindsay i hope the Judge gives you another chance after you acknowlegded your problem and confessed to your infraction.

I think the judge should send Lindsey to Impact House in Pasadena Ca. for a 12 month stint. She is never going to get it together doing what she is doing.

Hopefully Judge Fox will quite being so nice and send her to Impact House in Pasadena Ca. this time.

She's entered into the category of ridiculous, but the dark hair color is definitely a good look for her.

Why dont they just install a revolving door in the jails for these snobs? What will they do now, sentence her to two years in jail while only serving a week or so and let her out with the same old b-s excuse of good behavior and overcrowding? If this dingbat were in China, they know how to handle misfits like this.

Lindsay is us. Sobriety is tougher than it sounds, and most of US would also fail. We're angry at her, just like we are angry at ourselves. She doesn't need punishment, she needs treatment, just like us.

Hey Lindsay, if you really want to start with having people around you that will support you, try starting with staying away from your mother. It's blatantly obvious that she's one of those parents that thinks her children can do no wrong, and that attitude won't help you a bit.

We're all human, we all do things that we wish we hadn't done, but we also have to realize that we're the only one's that can change those things. Having someone around that is constantly implying that you were done wrong because of something that you did wrong will never help.

One thing this exemplifies is what a complete croc drug rehab is, particularly those that cater to celebrities.

Wait! Thirty days in jail is actually about nine hours so you go girl. Party down! The state's money is going elsewhere (guess... ) so there's no time or room for you in jail. Si Se Puede!!!
How's that boycott working out for you guys???

She's using, she's an addict. She didn't hurt anyone but herself this time. So who the heck cares? Her addiction and inability to get a job is a pretty heavy price to pay in itself. Really, go after the dealers.

I hope she gets her act cleaned up, she was a talented young actress.

this girl needs help very bad. hopefully she will not hurt anybody when she's driving her car under the influence of drugs. until that happens, she will continue to take this whole thing as a joke.


If you are so enamored with China's justice system, there are planes leaving every day.

You are an absolute moron.

Please, please, stop giving this pathetic woman publicity. She is more famous for being a druggie than for whatever "acting" she once did. Her time is over, stop writing about her. Dustin "Screech" Diamond is more intriguing than this basket case.

Stop giving this ungrateful b..... special treatment. Send her a.. to JAIL for about 10 years!!!

I hope she's smart enough to wear the same message on her nails when she appears in court. That should have told the judge that she wasn't taking any of this seriously. This is not about one failed test but TWO.

The judge should simply assign a conservator to her, revoke her driver's license, and suspend her SAG card. When she is able to go 6 successive months without failing a drug test, she gets her SAG card back. When she hits 12 succeesive months without failing she gets her driver's license back, when she goes 18 months without failing she gets full access to her assets. If after that 18 month period she gets in trouble again, it is a mandatory year in jail with no early release, no parole, no nothing.

Well, Lohan is finally reading from a prepared script. She thumbs her nose at our court system, the judges have no control of her-she does what she wants to do. Her mother is virtually worthless-everybody is against her little baby and mommy.
Lohan needs to do at 90 consecutive days in County jail-no excuses judge. Then on to rehab.

This is the judges and the jail systems fault. Really, the few days she spent in jail were less than a slap on the wrist. How about a fine of $500,000 and one year of ACTUAL jail time. Then see is she is anxious to get high again.

I don't understand why Linsey keeps making the news, they aren't going to do anything to her. Just recently they made all this noise about her jail sentence, F you on her nails, and other garbage, she didn't even do enough time to mean anything, her little stay at the Drug resort...lol Now here she is again!! Big Whoop!!!
Talk and report real news. but let that have been a citizen on the street his behind would have alredy been sentenced to about 5 years. As the old saying goes, "Poop or get off the pot"

"But she's so pretty? She's only a victim. Can't you understand?" hahahahahaha

How about a Lindsay Lohan-Paris Hilton reality show?

As tempting as it is to jump on the law and order bandwagon, I doubt that 30 days jail time will have any impact on an addict. In fact, that is a huge problem with California's budget - this idea that anyone caught using drugs should be thrown in jail. We have a ridiculously high jail population as it it. Take away her car and license for the DUI, and make her take a limo or taxi wherever she goes. Yes, a "normal" person would be facing jail time (well, if that "normal" person was not white and middle class), but is that really a good idea? I find LL as annoying as any of you, but think about what is best for California - stop throwing people in jail for drug use absent any violent crime.

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