Lindsay Lohan has seen better days. A People.com article reports that the 24-year-old actress has been ordered to stay in jail until her hearing, which is scheduled for October 22. Lohan failed a court-ordered drug test relating to a 2007 DUI. While the article states that Lohan’s attorney has filed an appeal claiming that the actress was denied bail unlawfully, she is currently in a solitary cell at a Lynwood, CA jail.
It is not likely that Lohan will be released early due to overcrowding or good behavior since she is being held for a court date rather than for a sentence. However, in regards to Lohan’s appeal, experienced California criminal defense attorney Steve Sitkoff stated, “It’s anyone guess if the appellate court will overturn the judge’s order. Generally speaking, people are entitled to bail in a misdemeanor case, but the law in this regard is ambiguous.”
Facing criminal drug charges in California can be an intimidating experience, even if you are a celebrity. It is relatively common for an accused individual to be unsure of his or her legal rights and options after an arrest. While fully understanding the laws surrounding a criminal offense can be confusing, a skilled Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer will ensure that your case is thoroughly examined to ensure that all the proper evidence is gathered to build a strong defense on your behalf.
Drug crimes in particular pose several challenges; however, the option for alternative sentencing and rehabilitation instead of jail time may be available for an individual. If you or someone you care about has been arrested for a drug offense in California, the aggressive Los Angeles County drug crime defense lawyers at Sitkoff & Hanrahan can help. Call 1-866-430-8383 today for a free consultation.