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Lindsay Lohan is no stranger to jail. After all, the Mean Girls actress spent time behind bars several times between 2007 and 2010, thanks to a DUI arrest and several probation violations. (And that’s if you don’t count house arrest, which she was sentenced to serve earlier this year after being convicted of misdemeanor grand theft.) But following her latest setback — Lohan’s probation was revoked after she was let go from court-appointed volunteer work at the Downtown Women’s Center — media and fans alike are left wondering whether she’s set for another stint in the slammer, particularly after the actress was turned away from the L.A. County morgue Thursday for being late to court-ordered duty. After being given so many chances to improve her image, will the court finally turn its back on Lohan and send her directly to jail at her Nov. 2 hearing?
Though courts typically try to be lenient towards those serving probation, Lohan’s history certainly complicates matters for the actress, says Los Angeles-based criminal defense attorney Jonathan Kelman. Not only has she recently neglected to follow court orders, but she’s skipped DUI progress hearings and has failed drug tests in the past few years. (Her probation was previously revoked in 2010 after she admitted to failing a test.) “She’s making a mockery out of the system,” he tells EW. “She’s pushing so hard against the wall that eventually the court is going to push back….If you constantly keep mocking the court by not doing what you’re supposed to do, it’s a matter of time before she has to get sent to jail.” READ FULL STORY »