Despite a weekend that included an arrest warrant the public apparently knew about before she did, a reported dust-up with girlfriend Samantha Ronson that ended with a broken window at their house, and a reportedly last-minute late-Friday-night stop at Jack Nicholson's house, [artist id="1737245"]Lindsay Lohan[/artist] did not have to be in court for her hearing on Monday (March 16) after all.
The actress, 22, was the subject of a warrant issued by a Los Angeles judge on Friday that carried a $50,000 bail tied to a pair of 2007 DUI incidents. But attorney Shawn Chapman Holley told The Associated Press on Sunday that she would appear in court on Lohan's behalf to clear up what she said was a "misunderstanding" that led to the issuance of the warrant.
According to TMZ, Holley did just that, showing up for a court appearance that took just a few minutes and resulted in the warrant for Lohan's arrest being recalled. Full details on the hearing were not available at press time.
Over the weekend, TMZ reported that the warrant stemmed from her absence from an alcohol-education program in which she'd been enrolled for more than a year following her [news id="1567795"]guilty plea[/news] to two misdemeanor counts of being under the influence of cocaine, one count of reckless driving and two no-contest pleas to driving with a blood-alcohol level above .08 from the 2007 incidents.
The Associated Press also reported that Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Marsha N. Revel determined that Lohan has been complying with the terms of her probation but needs to give her treatment program the proper paperwork to avoid future problems with the court.
"As you saw in court, this was really much ado about nothing," Holley told reporters after the hearing.
While TMZ reported that Lohan had been in full compliance with her probation, unnamed sources said that she recently switched programs and was "either late or missed one of the classes at the new program," which led the program director to alert the court. The site said Lohan blamed her tardiness on the paparazzi, who prevented her from showing up on time. On Monday, TMZ clarified that Holley said Lohan had "personality conflicts" with the previous program and that she will now enroll in a new alcohol-education program and will be back in court on April 3 to provide proof.
Prior to Monday's appearance, Holley told the AP that since being given three years' probation in the two cases, Lohan has complied with all court orders, which included community service and drug rehabilitation. If Lohan violates her probation, she could face up to a year in jail on each drunk-driving and cocaine charge and 90 days on the reckless-driving count.
TMZ also reported that police were called to Lohan's girlfriend Samantha Ronson's house after a disturbance involving a broken window was reported on Saturday, but left without apprehending Lohan. The actress reportedly spent Friday evening with friends at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, and then the group made a late-night visit to the house of Jack Nicholson.