- Lindsay Lohan Allegedly a No-Show for Coroner’s Office Community Service; Prosecutors Seek Jail Time
Lindsay Lohan Allegedly a No-Show for Coroner’s Office Community Service; Prosecutors Seek Jail Time
Posted Oct 18, 2011 7:42 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
Sentenced earlier this year to perform community service for violation of her probation in a drunk-driving case and a misdemeanor necklace theft conviction, actress Lindsay Lohan again is pushing legal boundaries.
She was a no-show at the Los Angeles coroner's office and rarely appeared at a local women's shelter, missing appointments and completing only some 21 of the 360 hours she is required to put in there by April of next year, according to prosecutors. So now the city attorney's office is seeking jail time for probation violation in the Los Angeles Superior Court case, reports the Los Angeles Times.
"I think the judge will give her another stern warning, but I wouldn't be surprised if she followed the strict letter of her ruling and put Lindsay in jail," Trent Copeland, a celebrity defense lawyer not involved in the case, tells the New York Daily News.
Lohan defended herself in a Twitter post last week, the LA Times reports:
"I am working hard and fulfilling my obligations every single day, to the court as well as myself. If I travel, its for work and its been approved. As is anything I do when I leave the state," she wrote. "I'd appreciate it if people will just let me do what is asked of me, so that I can get my life back. Please ignore the reports which have no truth to them. Thank you."
Updated at 8:30 p.m. to include information from New York Daily News.