[movieperson id="207177"]Lindsay Lohan[/movieperson] may be headed back to jail following a “blistering” hearing Wednesday (October 19) in a Los Angeles courthouse where a judge revoked the troubled actress’ probation and had her led out of the proceedings in handcuffs.
According to TMZ, Judge Stephanie Sautner ruled that Lohan had violated the conditions of her probation — stemming from a 2011 arrest on theft charges — and set a hearing for November 2, at which time Lohan could receive a sentence of up to a year and a half in jail. Lohan, dressed in a flowing white Fendi dress with matching scarf tied around her neck, was placed in handcuffs and exited the courtroom, where she was processed by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Office. TMZ reports that she has already been bailed out.
According to the conditions of her probation, Lohan was placed on house arrest and ordered to perform 480 hours of community service, which included working at a Los Angeles Women’s Center and the Los Angeles County morgue. She was also told to undergo psychological counseling and participate in a shoplifters alternative course.
But according to Judge Sautner, Lohan failed to show up at the Women’s Center on at least nine different occasions, and she added that she doubted the actress was attending counseling once a week, as the court had ordered. Before she was taken away in handcuffs, Judge Sautner told Lohan that she must complete 16 hours of service at the morgue before appearing in court again November 2.
Sautner said Lohan’s eviction from the Women’s Center for not showing up violated the terms of probation and she explained to the sometime actress’ lawyer, Shawn Holley, that the time spent at the Red Cross did not count toward her community service obligation. “No one has the power to change my sentence,” Sautner said. “Not the volunteer center and not probation. She is not getting credit for any time at the American Red Cross.” According to reports, Holley was unable to provide the judge with a count of how many hours Lohan had completed at the Women’s Center. “The way I look at it, Ms. Lohan has created an impossibility to perform the sentence that was given to her by her own actions,” Sautner told Lohan. “I certainly find that cause to revoke her probation.”
And though she said Lohan could receive 18 months in jail, Sautner added that new laws and overcrowding would make such a lengthy sentence unlikely.