Lindsay Lohan was released from a l. a. County jail Friday night, simply hours once she was sentenced to a hundred and twenty days for violating her probation by taking a designer necklace.
It was a déjà vu day for the starlet, who was admonished by a choose — the fourth she’s faced in nearly a year — who said she thought the actress had intentionally taken the $2,500 necklace from a fashionable Venice store and shown poor judgment in not attempting to come it till police became concerned.
But by reducing the actress’ charge from felony grand theft to a misdemeanor, L.A Superior Court choose Stephanie Sautner could have set in motion what has become a well-recognized cycle for Lohan — being sent to jail solely to possess the sentence inhibit because of jail overcrowding.
Lohan’s attorney Shawn Holley filed a notice of attractiveness right before court closed, clearing the means for the actress’ unharness on bail.
She was freed at 9:21 p.m. once posting $75,000 bail, consistent with the sheriff department’s web site.
Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers, who presented four witnesses who described Lohan’s conduct within the jewellery store and with the necklace, said her workplace would think about appealing the ruling as well. "We believe there was a transparent abuse of discretion," she said.
Sautner agreed with Meyers that Lohan showed intent to stay the necklace, and said that she thought Lohan’s conduct most likely warranted a felony.
"I see the intent here," Sautner said. "I see a level of brazenness with, `Let me see what I will flee with here.’"
But the choose said felony grand theft cases involving higher-valued product are usually reduced to the misdemeanor level and thought it absolutely was applicable in Lohan’s case.
"I’m aiming to provide her a chance," the choose said.
She conjointly said she hoped to relinquish the "Mean Girls" and "Freaky Friday" star a dose of perspective by sentencing her to virtually five hundred hours of community service, together with time at the county morgue and three hundred hours at a women’s shelter.