Lindsay Lohan's probation revoked; judge sets hearing regarding jail time
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A Los Angeles court has revoked Lindsay Lohan's probation in a jewelry-theft case and has scheduled a hearing to determine if the actress will serve jail time.
Lohan, 26, was not present Wednesday morning when Commissioner Jane Godfrey, in a hearing lasting just minutes, arraigned the "Liz & Dick" star on three misdemeanor charges related to a June 8 crash in which Lohan's Porsche collided with an 18-wheel truck. Godfrey has set a Jan. 15 hearing to rule on whether the charges constitute a violation of probation. If so, Lohan faces up to 245 days in jail, said TMZ.com.
Lohan, originally of Merrick and Cold Spring Harbor, was represented in court by her longtime criminal defense attorney, Shawn Holley. The actress has been on informal probation since March for the 2011 shoplifting conviction.
In June, after the crash on her way to the "Liz & Dick" set, Lohan told police she was not the driver of her vehicle. Detectives, however, determined she was behind the wheel, and on Nov. 28, prosecutors charged her with providing false information to police, reckless driving and willfully obstructing a police officer from their duties.
That same day, Lohan was arrested in New York after allegedly punching Tiffany Eve Mitchell, 28, in a Manhattan nightclub. She was given a desk appearance ticket and released.
Adding to her troubles, the IRS, which filed tax liens against Lohan in January and February to recoup $233,904 in unpaid federal taxes, has reportedly frozen her financial assets.