Mean Girls actress Lindsay Lohan is back in court on Wednesday. That is when she will have to convince Los Angeles Judge Stephanie Sautner that she is taking her probation seriously, in order to stay out of jail.
But is she really fulfilling her probation requirements?
Lohan (25) was dismissed from the Downtown Women’s Center last week after repeatedly failing to show up and her failure to stay the required time for her community service which was her punishment for her no contest plea in her theft case.
Now, having swapped to community service at the American Red Cross, Lindsay Lohan is packing in the hours. She showed up every day last week, and then over the weekend she went to therapy and her shoplifter’s course, according to her rep, Steve Honig.
It looks like Wednesday’s impending court date had focused her mind and made her serious about getting her community service completed.
Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to 360 hours of community service at the Downtown Women’s Center, 100 hours at the Los Angeles County Morgue, weekly therapy sessions, and a shoplifting class.
However, a community service placement at the Downtown Women’s Center was a specific request of Judge Sautner, who wanted Lindsay to experience being around women that had fallen on hard times. She could order to complete her hours at another homeless center, instead of with the Red Cross.
Lindsay was also ordered to undergo weekly therapy sessions. She did not specify that these had to be face-to-face sessions so Lindsay may get away with what she says, that when she was working, she had telephone sessions with her counselor.
So, Lindsay has pushed the envelope, if not violated the terms of her probation outright. Even her rep says she expects the terms of her probation to be modified in court on Wednesday.
Lindsay Lohan was given until May 2012 to complete all terms ordered by Judge Sautner, and she has stated that she wouldn’t accept any excuses for it not being done on time. So even if Judge Sautner revokes Lindsay’s probation on Wednesday, and remands her into custody, she will just post bail immediately, which she will get because hers was only a misdemeanor charge.
Her attorney Shawn Holley and her bail bondsman will be with Lindsay, on Wednesday, prepared for whatever happens in court.
Will Judge Sautner believe that Lohan is taking her requirements seriously, or will she violate her probation? It’s clear that Lohan’s immediate future rests with the judge’s ruling on Wednesday.
RadarOnline.com will be at the LAX Airport Courthouse on Wednesday for the proceedings.