Lindsay Lohan skated off practically scot-free yesterday at her sentencing for a jewelry theft case, dodging any new jail time and instead being given three years of probation. However, she will still have to serve at most 17 days of house arrest for violating her probation from her DUI bust.
“I support the judge’s decision and hold myself accountable for being in this situation,” Lohan later said in a statement. “I am glad to be able to put this past me and move on with my life and my career.”
Lohan, 24, was accused of stealing a $2,500 necklace from a jewelry store in Venice, Calif., last January. In a Los Angeles courtroom without the actress present yesterday, her attorney, Shawn Holley, entered a no contest plea, which in California is the equivalent of a conviction.
Judge Stephanie Sautner, yesterday ordered LiLo to report to jail on or before June 17 to start serving the actress’ sentence of 120 day behind bars, which had been handed to her last month for the probation violation. A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Lohan will likely end up serving 16 to 17 days at home because of good behavior and budget constraints.
“She is neither requesting nor receiving special treatment,” Holley said of her client.
The judge reportedly brushed off a report from the Los Angeles County probation department that said Lohan’s “substance abuse is the root” of her problems and that she failed an alcohol test after being released from rehab earlier this year, according to TMZ.com.
Sautner’s sentence yesterday also included psychological counseling, a shoplifting alternative course and $180 in fines.
Our suggestions of what LiLo can do during her 14 days of house arrest:
- Since she keeps beating the law, plot an "Ocean's 11" style heist with 10
of her buds.
- Invite Charlie Sheen over for a two-week coke bender.
- Make a list of the acting roles she's lost because she¹s an out-of-control, unreliable drama queen.
- Solve a Rubik's cube.
- Re-open her Friendster account and do painfully honest status updates that no one will read.
- Write a daily journal for amNewYork about her "sentence." (But Lindsay, we're not paying you for this)