Lindsay’s Revolving Door: Lohan Sentenced to Jail and Quickly Released

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Chris Pizzello / AP

Lindsay Lohan arrives for a preliminary hearing at the LAX Courthouse in Los Angeles, April 22, 2011.

Another judge, another jail sentence, and another bail posting. It’s becoming common practice for Lindsay.

It was her fourth appearance in front of a judge, this time for a probation violation after she stole a $2,500 necklace in Venice, Calif. Lindsay found some luck with the judge when her sentence was reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor, but she didn’t get off scot-free.

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The judge slapped her with a 120-day stint in jail. But Lindsay, possibly thinking the orange jumpsuit would be a poor fashion choice, ponied up the $75,000 bail and was off the hook within hours. But while she waits for a May 11th hearing, she’s required to begin community service, also part of the sentence. The judge handed Lindsay 480 hours of service, split between a women’s shelter and the county morgue.

Lohan has faced three prior jail sentences, primarily for a drunk driving offence in 2007. In two of those cases, she spent the same amount of time – mere hours – in jail. Her longest term was a harrowing 14 days in the slammer last summer, which put an end her DUI case.

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