Lindsay Lohan Posting Bail Bond
Actress Lindsay Lohan posting bail bond a $40,000 bail (announced Los Angeles Bail Bonds Agency Lil Zekes Bail Bonds) and was released from jail late Friday night, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said.A judge granted Lohan bail Friday night, overturning a decision earlier in the day that sent the actress to jail until a probation revocation hearing four weeks away, Lohan was arrested twice in 2007 on charges of driving under the influence, and in the second incident, she was charged with cocaine possession.The first arrest came after Lohan lost control of her Mercedes-Benz convertible and struck a curb in Beverly Hills.Just two weeks after checking out of a Malibu drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility, she was arrested again in July 2007 after a woman called Santa Monica police, saying Lohan was trying to run her down with a car. Lohan’s acting career, which started at age 10 on a soap opera, took off on the big screen a year later, when she played identical twins in Disney’s remake of “The Parent Trap.”
Celebrity website TMZ.com reported her release just before midnight.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elden Fox had ordered Lohan held without bail during a brief hearing Friday morning, But his ruling later was overturned after the “Mean Girls” star’s attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, filed a late-afternoon appeal seeking bail.
Judge Patricia Schnegg, who is an assistant supervising judge of LA’s criminal courts, issued a ruling shortly before 6 p.m., saying that since the starlet had been convicted of misdemeanors, she was entitled to bail. The actress is not entirely free. She will be required to wear an ankle alcohol monitor and stay away from establishments that primarily sell alcohol.
She is also due back in court on Oct. 22, when the judge who curtly sent her to jail will decide what her punishment will be for failing a drug test roughly two weeks after he released her early from rehab. At that hearing, Fox will formally determine whether Lohan, 24, violated her probation by failing a court-mandated drug test. The positive result came after the judge released Lohan early from inpatient rehab at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Fox did not say why he had ordered no bail for the actress Friday morning, or state what drug appeared in her system during the recent test. Friday marked the third time Lohan has been sent to jail in a three-year-old drug and drunken driving case. She spent 84 minutes at the jail in 2007 and 14 days of a three-month sentence earlier this summer.
After news of her positive drug test broke last week, Lohan seemed to acknowledge an addiction problem on her Twitter feed.”Substance abuse is a disease, which unfortunately doesn’t go away over night,” Lohan posted on Twitter on Sept. 17. “This is certainly a setback for me but I am taking responsibility for my actions and I’m prepared to face the consequences.”
Fox had laid out a strict 67-day course of counseling, substance abuse meetings, monitoring and drug testing for Lohan in August. He asked probation officials on Friday to report how the actress had progressed on the treatment programs before Lohan’s next court hearing.
The judge has said Lohan would be sent to jail for 30 days for each drug screening she skipped or failed and appeared to make good on the promise with his no bail order. if he sentences her to jail in October, the amount of time he orders her to serve would be whittled down because of jail overcrowding and various credits.
Despite her release Friday, Lohan’s continued court troubles have cast a pall over her career. She has been slated to star as Linda Lovelace in a biopic about the porn star, but the production schedule already was altered when Lohan was sent to jail in July.
(Thursday that a police report it obtained appears to show that Lohan walked out of the same store with a diamond earring a few days before the incident at the center of her current case. She tried on a pair of 18-karat-gold white-diamond earrings, removed one and continued shopping while wearing a single earring. Before leaving, a clerk reminded her about the earring and Lohan admitted her mistake and returned it. That scenario could actually help Lohan if the case goes to court because it could show that the actress did not intend to commit a crime in the necklace case).
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