Lindsay Lohan Probation Case: Lawyers Divided on Jail Time; Actress Owes $16k in Storage Bills
Prosecutors are reportedly divided over whether to send Lindsay Lohan to prison for her connection to a car crash in June, in which she slammed her Porsche into the back of a garbage truck on the Pacific Coast Highway.
According to TMZ, Chief Deputy Santa Monica City Attorney Terry White -- who is prosecuting Lohan for allegedly lying to police officers after the incident -- would be satisfied if Lohan did community service instead of serving jail time, due to the low-level nature of the crimes. (Lohan, 26, is also charged with obstructing or resisting a police officer in the performance of his duty and reckless driving.)
However, Lohan isn't in the clear yet. In fact, sources also tell TMZ the Los Angeles District Attorney will request that Lohan spend at least 200 days in prison for allegedly violating her probation, which was revoked on Wednesday by Commissioner Jane Godfrey.
Lohan, who was put on probation in 2011 after she was accused of stealing a necklace from a Beverly Hills-area jeweler, is due back in court on Jan. 15, 2013. She faces up to 245 days in prison.
According to another report from TMZ, the items inside her storage unit may soon go up for auction. The reason: She's yet to pay the bill for the unit, estimated at about $16,000.
The news comes just days after reports that the IRS has frozen Lohan's bank accounts, due to unpaid taxes.