Lindsay Lohan’s Houdini touch has struck again. This weekend, she was released from jail by posting USD 75,000 bail. A judge had downgraded her jewellery theft charge to a felony but sentenced her to four months in jail for this offense being a clear violation of her probation.
The actress was transported straight to the Lynwood Regional Justice Center in Los Angeles but she left there within four hours. Apparently, the time was taken up with filling out forms and processing the paperwork to make arrangements for her bail payment.
Los Angeles Superior Court judge Stephanie Sautner sentenced Lohan to 480 hours of community service, with 360 of those hours to be performed at the Downtown Women’s Center. The judge wants Lindsay to see how needy women have to live. The remaining 120 hours Lindsay will have to be served at the L.A. County morgue.
However, that is just the start of Lohan’s punishment. She is due to stand trial on June 3, on the jewelery charge, which was reduced to a misdemeanor. She could face up to another twelve months in jail if she is found guilty.
These court cases and her repeated stints in rehab have caused Lindsay Lohan’s once promising acting career to stall. We discovered just this week that she has secured a role in an upcoming film about New York mobster John Gotti, and she is still hotly tipped to play Sharon Tate in an upcoming movie about her murderer, Charles Manson.
However, all of these projects are now up in the air as discussion takes place about whether filming could fit around Lindsay Lohan’s possibly prolonged periods in jail.