Judge Denies Bail, Takes Lindsay Lohan Into Custody
By PopEater Staff Posted Sep 24th 2010 12:16PM
Lindsay Lohan was denied bail and taken into custody Friday after breaking probation by failing a pair of drug tests following her release from rehab. Judge Elden Fox reportedly issued the order without hearing arguments from Lohan's lawyers, and now the perpetually-troubled actress could be held in custody until a hearing in late October.
The 'Mean Girls' star rolled up to the Beverly Hills courthouse wearing a black top, white skirt and a confident smile. It was her first appearance before Judge Fox, who issued an arrest warrant earlier in the week to compel Lohan to appear. He previously outlined that he would sentence the actress to a month in jail if she failed a drug test. However, it was believed that unless Lohan requested immediate sentencing, the judge would set bail and release her until a formal probation revocation hearing.
But it became clear that things were not going to go smooth for Lohan when her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, asked Judge Fox whether the star's probation revocation hearing could be delayed a week.
"I think your client would rather have it on Oct. 22," Fox said, prompting Holley to rise and argue that bail should be set then and now. "Nope," Fox replied, tersely. The message was clear: she was going to spend a month in jail.
The shocked actress was soon in handcuffs and taken into custody before being transported to Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood.
The star's estranged father, Michael, spoke briefly following the hearing, saying the judge's decision was a "wake-up call" and that he was going to "pray" for his daughter's recovery. At the same time, he didn't seem to fault Judge Fox for the decision.
"The judge has to do what the judge has to do," he said.
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According to the terms of Lohan's probation, a failed drug test means she will spend another 30 days in jail. Two tests came up positive for cocaine and illegal Adderall use.
In other tweets from the actress, she added, "Substance abuse is a disease, which unfortunately doesn't go away over night. I am working hard to overcome it and am taking positive steps ... forward every day. I am testing every single day and doing what I must do to prevent any mishaps in the future."
Lohan was released from court-ordered rehab at UCLA Medical Center on Aug. 24 after only 22 days. Judge Marsha Revel sentenced Lohan to 90 days in jail and a 90-day inpatient rehabilitation program on July 6 for violating her probation in a 2007 DUI case. She ended up serving only 14 days due to good behavior and overcrowding at the jail.
According to sources close to the case, doctors overseeing the actress at UCLA saw no cause to keep her in rehab for the entirety of the 90 days she was sentenced to by Judge Revel, who has since recused herself from further proceedings related to Lohan.
Following her first DUI, Lohan spent 84 minutes in jail after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor counts of being under the influence of cocaine and no contest to two counts of driving with a blood-alcohol level above 0.08 percent and one count of reckless driving.
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