Looks like Lindsay Lohan got lucky. Though the actress was facing significant jail time going into today’s probation violation hearing, Judge Stephanie Sautner only slapped the actress with 30 days in jail. That’s not to say Lohan is completely off the hook: Following her stint in the county jail, the actress must perform 53 days of community service at the L.A. County morgue over the course of three months. “You need a structure,” Sautner told Lohan. “And this is a structure.”
It certainly is. After Lohan finishes her 30 days in jail — Sautner clarified that she would not serve house arrest — the actress will have to complete 12 days of community service at the morgue and four psychotherapy sessions by Dec. 14. Then, she’ll have to complete 12 more days of community service and four more sessions by Jan. 17. Then 12 more days and four more sessions by Feb. 15. Then, finally, 17 days of community service and six psychotherapy sessions by March 29. If she successfully follows through with the court’s demands, her probation will terminate. If she violates any of these terms, she could be sent right back to jail. As Sautner said during the hearing, the court is “putting the keys to the jail in the defendant’s hands.”
Though Lohan was sentenced to 30 days, most inmates in California only serve 10 percent of their jail time. Lohan is also barred from leaving the country, and may only leave California for work reasons. Judge Sautner also told Lohan she had wanted the actress to continue her community service work at the Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women, but that the shelter had rejected Lohan because she was not a proper role model.