Lindsay Lohan Sentenced to 120 Days -- At Home
Since she wasn't required to be in court today, Lindsay Lohan should should enjoy her freedom while she still has it. The actress was just sentenced to 120 days -- which she will most likely serve in the confines of her own home -- after her lawyer pleaded "no contest" on her behalf. The judge also gave her 480 hours of community service, ending her probation after such time. LiLo must check in on or before June 17th to begin serving her sentence.
Her next court date is a July 21 progress report. The starlet was sentenced to 120 days in jail on Easter weekend, and after nearly five hours in custody following her hearing, Lohan posted bail has been a free woman. She is expected to appeal the judge’s decision of jail time.
TMZ reported Lohan was “blindsided” by the jail sentence she received, as many had speculated that if her charges were reduced from felony theft to misdemeanor charges, she would be able to escape any time behind bars. For some reason, that didn’t happen and she was hit with three months of hard time and 480 hours of community service.
Producer Nathan Folks, who is friends with Lohan, told People following the decision that Lindsay was “angry” about how things ended up “because she has been working so hard on turning her life around … She didn’t do what they said she did. She didn’t steal that necklace.”
Prior to the sentencing, Lohan made a rare statement on Twitter, saying:
“With my family and thinking of my grandfather whos birthday was yesterday and unfortunately passed away a few years ago… i am just grateful for the life i have, i cannot explain how excited i am to begin working on films again, on top of that- i better get one of my two favorite scripts that i am in love with. my friends know what they both are….. all my love- LL god bless and g’night :)”The latest legal drama all started on January 22 when Lindsay allegedly walked out of Kamofie & Company, a Venice jewelry store, with a $2,500 necklace. Lindsay was caught on surveillance tape trying on the necklace and leaving the store with her group of friends.
Lindsay claims that she is not guilty of the felony grand theft charges. The 24-year-old actress alleges that she was loaned the necklace by the store owner for publicity purposes. The Mean Girls actress returned the necklace several weeks after obtaining it at the store.