Hollywood has watched with baited breath for the conclusion of the trial. Lindsay was accused of stealing a necklace which originally valued at $2500 from a jewelry story in Venice Beach, last January.
Lohan was not in court this morning to hear the sentencing but she was represented by her attorney Shawn Holley.
Today, as expected, Lindsay Lohan escaped a jail sentence. Instead, she was sentenced to three years’ probation, fined $180 in total and ordered to undergo psychological counselling under The Shoplifter’s Alternative program. She was also banned from going into the jeweler where the theft took place, Kamofie & Co.
The charge, which was filmed on CCTV was reduced to a misdemeanor, limiting the punishment she could receive. Even though it was all caught on tape Lindsay always insisted it was an honest mistake, not theft.
Last month, Lohan was separately charged for violating the terms of her DUI probation. She was sentenced to 480 hours of community service and 120 days in jail. That sentence still stands.
Lindsay was ordered report to the jail for her sentence of 120 days on June 17. However, she has formally applied to serve that sentence under house arrest. As we reported earlier, the judge is likely to agree to that.
Lohan has already started her community service at the Downtown Women’s Center even though she appealed against the jail term. The judge has ordered that her community service and her house arrest must be served consecutively.
Well, at least she will be getting out of the house for community service! Lohan is also likely to be able to act in her upcoming movie projects during her “house arrest,” so long as she wears an electronic ankle tag and abides by a curfew.
So what are your thoughts on the latest Lohan sentence: a fine, 3 years probation, some counseling, and what could be as little as 2 weeks with an ankle tag?