The scandalous 26-year-old accepted a plea deal on Monday in a car crash case that includes 90 days in a locked-down facility that she prohibited to leave.
The actress who has faced various troubles for years and been briefly jailed five times, pleaded no contest to reckless driving and lying to police officers who were investigating the case involving the actress in June.
The “Mean Girl” star was foundguilty after she violated rules of her probation in a 2011 necklace theft and sentenced to 180 days in jail.
However, this time Lohan can avoid heading to jail if she complies with the conditions of her plea deal, which also includes 30 days of community labor, 18 months of psychological therapy and a fine and restitution.
Lohan spoke little to Superior Court Judge James R. Dabney in court agreed to accept the plea deal. Before the actress left the courtroom, Dabney offered her a suggestion. “Don’t drive,” the judge said.
The judge didn’t set a date for the actress to begin rehab, but he appointed another hearing for May 2, when the court must be given proof of enrollment in a treatment program.
The sentence extends Lohan’s probation for additional two years, Inquirer writes. Dabney warned her that there won’t be any discussion about putting her back on probation if she doesn’t meet the conditions of the latest sentence.
The actress appeared at Monday’s hearing with a lawyer, New York-based attorney, Mark Jay Heller, whose competence has been doubted by a judge.
At one point during the proceedings, the star told Heller not to “say anything else.” The two were later joined by Long Beach-based attorney Anthony J. Falangetti.
Lohan’s longtime advocate, Shawn Holley, denied to lead the case earlier this year after keeping Lindsay out of jail for significant periods of time on probation violations and the allegation two years ago that she stole a $2,500 necklace from an upscale jeweler.
After the actress left the courthouse, her father, Michael Lohan, who brought his own legal team to the proceedings, confronted the lawyers of his daughter.
Michael Lohan revealed to reporters that Heller was under investigation for witness tampering in the case and was not being paid by his daughter.
“You’re getting charged, Heller! You’re gonna lose your license again, I guarantee it!” Mr Lohan shouted at the lawyer.
Lindsay’s father insisted that the attorney took the case to gain media attention. Heller kept mum and didn’t comment the claim by Lohan at the courthouse. A call to his New York office was not immediately returned.
“Go home,” Michael Lohan called out to him. “You have done enough damage. Leave my daughter alone and stay out of the press. You’re a parasite.”
Michael Lohan, who’s had a complicated relationship with his daughter over the years, was restrained by his attorney and separated from Heller and Falangetti by a sheriff’s deputy.
Heller “is her official representative,” Falangetti told Lohan. “You are not.”