Lindsay Lohan is going to jail, again. The original charge was a felony for grand theft of jewelry and violating parole for two ‘driving under the influence’ charges. The Judge reduced the felony charge to misdemeanor. Lucky girl – maybe. The sentence is 120 days jail time. She is appealing, and probably home on bail right now. As all this happened, the D.A. Jeanette Meyers, says the Judge abused her discretion because Lohan is on formal parole. The new sentence is an entirely new sentence – meaning not related to earlier sentences.
This time, TMZ says she gets a new mugshot and will be fingerprinted again.
In 2007 Lohan pleaded guilty to misdemeanor cocaine use and driving under the influence. She spent 84 minutes in jail and was out on parole. In July 2010, a Judge ruled that Lohan had violated her parole. She was due to enter jail on July 20th plus three months in a rehab facility upon leaving incarceration.
She entered jail on July 20th and was released to rehab on August 2nd – with only 14 days served and sent immediately to rehab from which she was released after 23 days of an expected 9 day stay.
On September 24th she failed a drug test and violated her parole. She spent part of one day behind bars and was paroled, entering the Betty Ford Institute for addiction and remained there for 90 days.
In February 2011 she was charged with felony grand theft of a $2,500 necklace, and that’s where she is today, facing 90 days behind bars for a grand theft reduced to a misdemeanor by a lenient Judge who will teach Lindsay Lohan nothing.
DA Jeanette Meyers said she respectfully and strongly objected to lowering the charges. She said there was clear and compelling evidence to show that Lindsay purposefully took the jewelry (my interpretation of Meyers’ words). Lohan will be back in court for a pre-trial hearing on May 11, 2011. Here she goes again.