Judge Says Lindsay Lohan Should Receive Bail

NEW YORK (CBS 2/AP) — A judge says Lindsay Lohan can be released on $300,000 bail after the actress appealed a judge’s decision to send her to jail for nearly a month.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg set the amount Friday evening. Lohan was whisked from a Beverly Hills court Friday morning after Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox said she should be held without bail until an Oct. 22 hearing.

The Long Island native was in court because she failed a court-ordered drug test after being released from rehab last month.

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She arrived at the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood a shortly after the judge ruling, with sheets held up around her to shield her from sight.

Lohan’s attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, asked Judge Fox whether Lohan’s full probation revocation hearing could be delayed a week.

“I think your client would rather have it on Oct. 22,” Fox said, giving the first hint that he intended to send the actress to jail.

Holley rose to argue that bail should be set. “Nope,” Fox replied.

Lohan’s father, Michael, was outraged Fox had ordered the starlet back behind bars without bail, CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez reported.

Lohan said the punishment would not help his daughter.

“Jail is not good for anyone.  I’ve been there.  It doesn’t rehabilitate.  You have to make a choice yourself when you get out, that you’re going to learn from your experience in jail and change your life,” Lohan said.

But Howard Meitiner, President of Phoenix House, a substance abuse treatment center, said jail is the best place for Lindsay Lohan.

“People don’t take it seriously.  They’re gaming the system.  They think it’s a joke and sometimes they need to really have time to reflect how serious their behavior is,” Meitiner told Sanchez.

Perhaps the third time will be the charm. This is Lohan’s third stint in jail for a 3-year-old drug and drunken driving case.

Last weekend the actress admitted on her Twitter account that she had failed her mandatory drug test saying:

“This is certainly a setback for me but I am taking responsibility for my actions and I’m prepared to face the consequences.”

Lohan’s father said his jet setting daughter needs constant supervision to get her life back.

“She doesn’t stay with her mother when she’s home.  She stays in a hotel, unsupervised.  Is that a good place for her?
It’s all people, places and things.  And she’s around the wrong people, hanging out in the wrong places all the things in her life are misguided.”

Lohan has twice been released early because of overcrowding, with her longest jail stay a 14-day stint on a 90-day sentence earlier this summer.

Los Angeles television stations followed a car said to be carrying Lohan to jail.

She and her mother had arrived at the courthouse together an hour before, while the actress’s father — with whom she’s publicly sparred — arrived earlier.

It was the star’s first appearance before Fox, who had said at a previous hearing he would sentence her to a month in jail for each drug test she skipped or failed.

The actress wasn’t present for that hearing, which was held hours after her release from rehab.

Lohan seemed to acknowledge an addiction problem after news of her positive drug test broke last week.

“Substance abuse is a disease, which unfortunately doesn’t go away over night,” Lohan posted on her Twitter feed last Friday. “I am working hard to overcome it and am taking positive steps.”

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  • Joseph Richardt

    Perfect example of when summary execution would work.

  • hughglass

    Hope they play Buffet in the Big House!

    We were sittin’ in the Krystal
    About as drunk as we could be
    In walks the deputy sheriff
    And he’s holdin’ our TV
    Roughed us then he cuffed us
    And he took us off to jail
    No pictures on a poster, no reward and no bail

    And now I wish I was somewhere other than here
    Down in some honky tonk, sippin’ on a beer
    Yes I wish I was somewhere other than here
    ‘Cause that great fillin’ station holdup
    Cost me two good years

  • Robo

    She needs a year in a residential program, with jail consequences if she doesn’t comply. Since courts cannot act as physicians and order a year, it can induce her to volunteer for it and the consequences of non-compliance. I’m an expert in these matters.

  • Leslie

    I bet Paris is just laughing her ass off right now.

  • Warren

    All drug users make this mistake. They all begin by saying, “I can handle it.” What they don’t realize is nobody can handle cocaine or meth. By the time they learn this truth it’s too late.

  • http://thedailyconservative.net/2010/09/24/lindsay-lohan-has-been-ordered-back-to-jail-after-failing-drug-test/ Lindsay Lohan has been ordered back to jail after failing drug test… | The Daily Conservative

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  • Shagnasty

    Lindsay should try smoking K2 herbal blend. It wont pop on a urine test and she can get sooo high.. she may never come down!

  • erik

    I was addicted to meth and arrested over and over but after I was facing 15 years I woke up I got out on bail entered a program got employed and at my hearing the judge was so impressed she gave me only a year. I have been clean for over 10 years. she needs an awakening like i got. It can be done if you want it

  • Jake

    Why doesn’t this judge and other law enforcement involved with this case get a life and start applying the law to illegal immigrants and the multitude of crimes they commit on a regular basis???????

  • Raul

    Good riddance skank.

  • Darrel

    Crack wh-ores go to jail all time. One more skank drug wh-ore in jail – big deal.

  • Rusty

    It’s about time they stopped coddling these spoiled Hollywood brats.

  • Dave

    David Letterman is a lousy commedian.

  • Nick Vento

    Just put this pig away for a few years, and then put that other ass away, Paris Hilton next

  • joe

    I agreee, the drugs law are stupid. Put real crimals in jail..

    Sounds to me that a lot of commentors are just jealous of her fame, looks and possibly the fun she was having.

    Let her take as much drugs as she wants, who cares.

    If I was her I would tell the judge to sentence here for the orignal DUI conviction, do the time and go back to her life. With or without drugs, it should be her choice its her body….

    • Jake

      The drug laws wouldn’t be stupid if she killed one of your loved ones while high,

  • Stormy NY

    A spoiled brat ? She produces more income and keeps more people working then any of you …… A woman’s freedom is taken away so a Judge can prove a point ….If this was anyone else it would have never gotten this far and have been over in six months …… You sheep just keep on being lead to the slaughter ……

  • Jerry1960

    I can buy the addiction argument if she were at home constantly shooting up or snorting up; deshelved, unkempt, etc….

    Going out to parties, events, clubs, etc. tells me she is in full control of her faculties and simply feels (like many in Hollywood) that she is above the law. If youhave an addiction as she claims, then why are you going out to party? You can just as easily do your drugs at home if you so need them.

    A year in jail might wake her up.

  • glenp

    throw away the key—human debris

  • Jerzey

    Good, bye bye

  • kevin

    I don’t believe that.

  • kevin

    She sure looks pretty today.

  • HMichaelH

    The Rehab facility that declared she was OK to be released after only 23 days of a 90 day order should be shut down for incompetence. No person order to rehab by a court should be assigned to that facility.

  • Hellraiser

    I’d hit it.

  • Insert Name Here

    who cares … she’ll be a c”elebrity death” within the next 3 years. bank it.

  • Ben in Virginia

    She is a self-absorbed, spoiled child who keeps getting attention from the glamourazzi media circus…. they keep renewing Lindsay’s 15 minutes again and again and it is getting tedious and boring. Watching her is like watching a train wreck…. you get mesmerized by the magnitude of the disaster then you become aware that a life is ruined and then you realize that the time spent paying attention is time you will never get back…. sort of like buyers remorse. I simply wish she would go away and I wish the media would let her. She will inevitable go the way of john Belushi, River Phoenix and Anna Nichole Smith…

    • Khevin

      Thank you,… Yada, yada, yada.

  • KC

    I don’t get the harshness towards Lohan, Hilton, Spears and the like. These gals clearly need some help — can anyone argue that? They appear to have few, or no genuine friends to tell them “No, stupid. You can’t do that.” Yep, they’re rich, spoiled, privileged; but they are clearly incapable of helping themselves. Can we have some genuine compassion for our fellow man for crying out loud? Stop celebrating the failures of others. Not cool…

    • Jon

      The same folks who are OUTRAGED when a drunk driver wipes out an innocent family wants to know where the authorities were. These bimbos have each had multiple run ins. It is just a matter of time.

  • lee

    It is clear she is not taking this serious. Rehab in LA, what a joke. This young woman wants to run on the edge and think she is above the law need to be jolted back to reality. Have the judge give Lohan a choice, 15 years in prison or the USMC. If you try to flunk out of boot camp then you will go directly to a maximum security prison for woman for no less than 5 years. That will take the knots out of her panties and maybe just maybe she will ask herself, maybe these guy aren’t fooling around anymore. It is obvious that the last time out didn’t work.

  • Jack Meyhoffer

    Jail is the best place for this spoiled, over-indulged, skank.

  • JJ

    Lame friends to be partying right in front of you.

  • Don't Stop, Don't Sell

    LiLo is a drug.

  • Brian

    Drugs are not and never will be illegal. It’s just more profitable to convince people they are, not to mention being labeled as illegal means they are untaxed which also increases profits. Genesis 1:12. Oh ya and they have the nerve to swear on this same book that gives us the right to use all seed bearing plants and herbs in their imaginary courts of law. Talk about a fatal flaw.

  • John M

    This story means nothing.

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  • SubjectoftheUSSA

    Oh well, at least she can do all the drugs she wants in jail until they let her out in 36 hours again

  • Bill in CA

    Jail time has never helped a addiction. Take all that she has and it will still not stop her, only she can do that.
    But to protect the innocent she has to be kept off the roads. She will eventually kill someone, hopefully none other than herself.

    • Dan

      Jail time has never helped a addiction. Take all that she has and it will still not stop her, only she can do that.

      Really? You’ve researched this and can site studies? Everyone’s an expert! Ha!

    • Jgreen

      Who are you??? You have no idea what you are talking about. Jail cures more addicts than any other form of treatment. You should check your facts. Mandatory as well as Judge ordered testing ensures abstention or additional time is added. Ever see a 90 year old addict? No. She’ll quit eventually.

  • Jimmy

    Here’s an item from this same news site:
    There was a delay and an unexpected development Friday morning in the sentencing of the former NYPD officer convicted of striking and killing a Brooklyn woman while driving drunk.
    Andrew Kelly had pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter.
    Friday, he turned himself in, even though his sentencing has now been delayed until next month.
    Kelly is expected to receive 90 days in jail and five years probation.
    He’s charged in the death of Vionique Valnord, who was waiting for a cab in Mill Basin last year when she was struck and killed.

    • Dan

      Yep, that guy should receive the death penalty. Lohan should have jail time and mandatory rehab, and that guy should be executed. Somewhere we lost a sense of justice in this country. Why do we let somebody who murders someone get a second chance at life?

  • Bob465

    She doesn’t do men

  • Bob465

    She doesn’t do men

  • hypocracy

    submit slaves, the government owns your body, unless you want to murder an unborn baby, then you have a right to privacy…..hypocracy on steroids, jails are big business in the good ole usa. The real thing.

    • KPMc

      I might take you seriously… if you could only spell the name you used and the point you’re trying to make.

      How the hell do you spell it hypocracy when the damn spell check tells you it’s wrong? See the little red line under the word when you’re writing your comment? That should be a clue.

      And don’t mind me.. I misspell things all the time. I’m just being a hypocrite.

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  • jay

    A man in the Charlotte, NC area was given house arrest and 200 hours of community service for driving 119 mph and killing an innocent 15 year old girl. So basically involuntary manslaughter carries no prison time and drug addicts with multiple DUI charges receive “maybe a month”? The judicial system isn’t failing, it has failed.

  • JM

    Oh yes, because jail time solves so MANY problems already.

    We have too many people in jail, from those who make blatantly poor choices about drugs, to repeat violent offenders. Rehab the first timers and drug addicts, execute the repeat violent offenders, and reduce the burden on taxpayers for other people’s bad choices.

    Order Lindsay to rehab, make her STAY in rehab, and put her on probation with weekly screenings at her cost until her time’s up.

    • KimH

      Yes, because that worked so well the last two times. Let Lindsay plow into your family’s car while DWI and then call me with your “free Lindsay” pablum.

  • New Ulm

    Who cares… we need to end these stupid drug “wars”, if she drive again under the influence put her away, if she want to party and damage her own body – let her.

    We really need to quite putting everyone in Jail, the comments are harsh. We already jail more folks than China mainly b/c of stupid drug law that create criminals did we learn nothing from prohibition? Violence and harm to other is a crime – that should be our focus.

  • AnnieK

    If the sheriff gives her an early release – the judge should order the sheriff to do her time. Enough is enough!

  • jslab129

    Why is this news???????????????????????????????

    • Paul

      The fact that you ate leaving a comment proves that you read the story.

  • sbenard

    Drug addiction is a disease? Hardly! It’s a CHOICE! She CHOSE to take drugs!

    And now, Ms. Lohan is only beginning to be held accountable for her bad CHOICES!

    • alex

      Well you are wrong. Accroding to The DSM-IV Tr Drug and alcahol addiction is a disease. Just as depression or bi polar disorder is.

      • sammy

        Drug use is not a disease, it’s a weakness of teh mond

      • Terrill

        yea it really is, i walk past a wino a few years ago and caught alcoholism and you know what i heard if you are in the same room with and aide patient you will get aides and you can get pregnant from kissing an an an an…….. /S

    • gladeye

      I don’t like her either, but addiction is not a CHOICE. Are you one of those simpletons who also believes that depressed people should just “get over it” and be happy?

      • Linda

        It’s addiction, but only after they make the choice to try it, no?

  • don

    So, big effin deal. A druggie gets jailed, you do realize that is a common occurrence don’t you?

  • Tex Geoas

    Wow… Nearly a month! Wonder what the average “joe-sixpak” would have gotten?

    • CB

      No time at all.

  • Linda

    I do not think she is addicted. If so, she would be doing cocaine daily. I think she is a spoiled, self-absorbed party girl out for what she thinks is a good time. A long term in jail will do her more good than these phony rehab programs.

    • Joey

      A longer sentence just gives her more access to drugs. You have clearly never been in jail.

      • Shinea

        Get real! “Joe” would have been in jail after the second time, and if “joe” was black he would have been in the first time.

      • KPMc

        So you think there is more access to drugs in a medium security facility then there is for a rich spoiled girl on the streets of Hollywood/LA?

        Yes… I too have never been to jail either but I’m not a complete moron

    • Laszlo

      Linda above has the problem nailed. She is absolutely right.

  • James

    Apply the 3 strikes rule and just sentence this leech to life in prison already.

    • Jason

      Really? Life in prison for non-violent drug users? Why are we imprisoning people for this at all? That’s the question.

      • http://bmj2k.wordpress.com bmj2k

        Becasue her drunk driving may kill someone. Would you drive on the same road as her?

      • Chuck

        Because it keeps tax feeding public employees busy…The whole war on drugs sham is a jobs program for losers.

      • MarkS-Jupiter FL

        We’re not. She’s in trouble because she continually lies, manipulates and fails to meets the conditions she accepted for the court’s past leniency. The leniency was for a past drunk driving offense and she agreed to certain things to avoid the full consequences then. Only now she refuses to keep her bargain. You don’t mean to be for drunk driving do you? Or is it ok because she’s a celebrity?

      • Chuck

        “…Her drunk driving MAY kill someone”. Yes…Prison time for things that might happen. I love America. For the record, I’d get on the road with a hundred people at 0.10 BAC before I got one with one person with a double digit IQ, a public school bus driver, a 15 year old rich kid in his dad’s sports car, or a person so handicapped they can’t control their own bowels. Yet our roads are full of these people…and they cause more deaths than the mildly inebriated!

      • Dan

        @Chuck: You’re arguing that people who drive drunk shouldn’t go to jail?

        How about this: I come to your house and stand outside while you’re kids are playing in the yard and randomly fire my pistol in their direction. You should be OK with it as long as I don’t hit them, right?

        • Dan Frank

          Would you be drunk while firing said pistol? In Kentucky they call this game “tag”.

      • 10Hut

        “Really? Life in prison for non-violent drug users? Why are we imprisoning people for this at all? That’s the question.” That’s a very stupid question, Jason. Go talk to some surviving family members of those who killed others while DUI and/or on drugs behind the wheel of a car. It’s morons like you that’s half the reason we have such lackluster laws in this nation.

      • getbendt

        Because at this point she is just disregarding the law, it doesn’t matter what you think about a law. You cant go around breaking laws you don’t agree with. I have never done anything drug related and I am for decriminalizing drugs, but the current law is in force and she has broken it. She should go to jail! We can change the law but until then it must be enforced.

      • Jake T

        You sound completely logical and I would like to subscribe to you newsletter.

        $100 says you voted for Obama.

      • Bill

        Jason you are probably one of those Drive while High or Drunk type of gals, and if you kill someone , it wasn’t your fault cause you were drunk, right loser, yeah right.

      • JohnT

        Because they broke the law that’s why. What if she were high one day and ran over a small child with her car? Should she got o jail then?

      • joe

        because she’s a menace to society, probably like you are when you get behind a wheel.

    • mimers

      Who really cares about a self destructive spoiled little girl.

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