Lindsay Lohan Sentenced to 90 Days in Jail, 90 Days of Rehab
Lindsay Lohan sentenced to 90 days in jail, 90 days of rehab.
July 6, 2010 — -- Bawling and broken, Lindsay Lohan learned today that she's going back to jail.
Beverly Hills judge Marsha Revel declared the 24-year-old starlet in violation of probation for her 2007 DUI conviction for failing to attend court-ordered alcohol education classes. Revel sentenced Lohan to 90 days in jail followed by 90 days in-patient rehab.
Following Revel's ruling, Lohan broke down sobbing, barely sputtering a "yes" when Revel asked if she understood and accepted the terms of her probation. Revel ordered Lohan to surrender on July 20 at 8:30 a.m. PT.
According to Steve Whitmore, spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department, Lohan will serve her time at the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood, California and will be segregated from the general jail population.
Lohan may only end up serving a few weeks of her 90 day jail sentence -- Whitmore noted that "female, non-violent prisoners will do about 25-percent of their sentence" because L.A. jails suffer from "an overcrowding sitution."
After the hearing, Lisa Bloom, the attorney for Lohan's estranged father, Michael, said that if the starlet had followed their advice and gone to rehab, she might not be facing jail time now. Michael Lohan has long maintained that his daughter is addicted to prescription drugs.
"If she had gone to rehab anytime over the last several months, when we were begging her to go to rehab, she could have avoided all of this," Bloom said. "Where she belongs is rehab. We don't believe incarceration is the place for addicts."
Prior to learning her fate, Lohan pleaded her case to the court.
"I just wanted to take a minute to say that, as far as I knew, I was being in compliance with my programs," she started. "When I asked to leave town, [the alcohol ed program] would give me permission to leave town."
"I wasn't expecting any special treatment aside from the understanding that I have to provide for myself, I have to work. My schedule is, unfortunately, very different," she continued. "Having said that, I did do everything I was told to do and did the best I could to balance jobs and showing up."
Then, the tears started flowing. Lohan held her head in her hands as she attempted to compose herself. She went on talking, and at times, sounded incomprehensible.
"I know that I was ordered to go once a week. ... I was working, mostly, I was working with children, it wasn't vacation, it wasn't some sort of a joke," she said, sniffling. "I wanted to make sure that I would come back here making you happy and the court system."
Lohan pulled herself together for the conclusion of her monologue.
"I'm not taking this as a joke. It's my life, it's my career," she said. "I've learned from my experiences, I take responsibility for my actions, I've tried to do the best I can."
Her best wasn't good enough in the court's eyes.
"She knew [the prosecutor] would be asking for jail time and yet still after all that, she didn't comply with the court order and the court does find her in violation of her probation," Revel said.
Prosecutor Danette Meyers went to great lengths to show the degree to which Lohan violated her probation by failing to attend weekly alcohol education classes according to the schedule set by Revel.