A People.com article reported on Thursday, September 23, that Lindsay Lohan had failed a drug test and was ordered to appear before a Beverly Hills judge on Friday. The well-known actress was reported to have tested positive for cocaine and amphetamines. In anticipating that Superior Court Judge Elden Fox would order more rehab for Lohan instead of giving her a jail sentence, Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Steve Sitkoff told People, “Judge Fox is a compassionate judge who might choose to help her with her addiction versus just punishing her with jail.” According to Lohan’s probation terms, she could face 30 days in jail if she failed to take a drug test or got a positive result.
The Los Angeles Times reported on Friday, September 24 that Judge Fox ordered Lohan to jail for violating her probation by testing positive for a controlled substance. It was the Judge’s decision as to whether Lohan would be sent back to drug rehabilitation for treatment or face jail time. Judge Fox stated that additional information was needed from probation officials regarding Lohan’s condition before a revocation hearing could take place. Lohan was then ordered into custody without bail. The court date has been scheduled for October 22.
You don’t have to be a celebrity to feel under the spotlight when facing drug charges in Los Angeles. Being accused of a drug offense can be an intimidating process, leaving several individuals unsure about his or her legal rights. Addiction is a very serious and complex issue that should be thoroughly evaluated in drug crime cases to help the accused establish a healthy way of rejoining society as a productive contributor. Too often the social stigma that comes along with a drug offense overshadows a person’s need for rehabilitation and treatment.
At Sitkoff & Hanrahan, our aggressive Los Angeles drug crime defense lawyers have the legal knowledge and skill to effectively defend your rights. We know all of the alternative sentencing options that may be available to those facing drug charges and will ensure that everything is done to help you obtain a successful case outcome. Contact us today for a free consultation by calling 1-866-430-8383.