Lindsay Lohan faces jail
- Bang Showbiz
- 15 March 2009
Lindsay Lohan must appear in court on Monday (16.03.09) after a warrant was issued for her arrest, claiming she has breached the conditions of her probatiom
Lindsay Lohan faces jail for breaching her probation.
A warrant was issued for the actress' arrest on Friday (13.03.09), claiming she has broken the terms of her 2007 sentence for driving under the influence (DUI) but the 'Mean Girls' star's attorney insists the court summons is "a misunderstanding."
Her lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, said in a statement: "Since her case was resolved, Ms. Lohan has been in compliance with all the terms and conditions of her probation and all orders of the court.
"The warrant issued on Friday was, in our view, born out of a misunderstanding which I am confident I can clear up next week."
No reason has been given for the warrant, though gossip website TMZ claims representatives of the alcohol treatment programme Lindsay is supposed to attend reported that she had not been complying with her probation terms.
Beverly Hills police officers refused to confirm the claims and say are not actively looking for the 22-year-old star.
Police Lt. Mark Rosen said: "We are not anticipating her surrender this weekend. But if she comes in contact with police, she's subject to arrest. As for why we're not actively looking for her, that's not our procedure for this type of warrant.
"Her attorney is hoping to resolve this issue in the coming week. If it's not resolved, I'm sure we'll negotiate her voluntary surrender."
A court hearing has been scheduled for Monday (16.03.09) morning, where a spokesperson for the Los Angeles district attorney says the presiding judge "has indicated Ms. Lohan should be in attendance."
Lindsay could be jailed if found to have breached her probation.
The actress was arrested in May 2007 and again in July 2007 for driving under the influence and possession of cocaine.
The arrests led her to serve just 84 minutes in jail. She was also sentenced to 10 hours of community service and three years of probation.