2011 did not get off to a good start for Lohan. She was charged with felony grand theft on February 9th. This charge was the result of allegations she stole a necklace worth $2,500.
2011 Legal Proceedings
Lohan followed up her arrest by pleading not guilty to the crime. This lead to the revoking of her probation and then being freed on $20,000 bond.
She was originally given a plea deal. However, she chose to reject this deal. This lead to her charge being reduced to a misdemeanor.
Her original sentence was four months in prison, as well as slightly less than 500 hours of community service. However, the actual jail portion of her sentence changed as a result of jail overcrowding.
Lindsey’s House Arrest Begins
Lindsey’s house arrest began on May 26th. Having her punishment switched to house arrest is the result of too many inmates in California’s jails.
What’s really interesting about this change of events is not only Lindsey now just confined to her home, but she may serve as little as 14 days under house arrest. This is due to the formulas used to calculate early release. There is a chance she may be confined to her home for up to 35 days.
Lindsey’s movements are being tracked by a monitoring bracelet. Paparazzi are also playing their part by snapping pictures of her whenever she’s near a window or outside at her pool.
Not All Bad News
2011 doesn’t look like it’s going to be a complete bust for Lindsey. She is currently signed on to play Kim Gotti in the movie “Gotti: Three Generations.” What makes this role notable is she will be sharing the screen with John Travolta and Al Pacino. This movie will be written and directed by Barry Levinson, who has won an astonishing 23 Oscars during his career.