Actress Lindsay Lohan, 24, has been ordered to report directly to a rehab facility to complete a three-month stay once she is finished serving her probation violation jail sentence. Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Steve Sitkoff stated in a People.com article that the judge is most likely concerned about Lohan experiencing a relapse if she is allowed any unsupervised time in between jail and rehabilitation. Mr. Sitkoff has handled over 100 cases similar to Lohan’s; however, he is not involved in her case.
In referring to Lohan’s order to report directly to rehab after being released from jail, Mr. Sitkoff stated, “The temptations for a newly released inmate are far too great. And given Lindsay’s track record, it seems the judge wants to remind her who’s in charge.”
Since July 20, Lohan has been serving a 90-day sentence in a solitary cell for the violation of her probation for a 2007 drunk driving arrest. Her prospective early release from jail is reportedly attributed to good behavior and overcrowding at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, CA.
Facing a DUI arrest in Los Angeles and Orange Counties can be an intimidating experience. If convicted, the consequences can be severe and long-lasting. Moreover, parole violations, especially those connected to drunk driving charges, are not to be taken lightly. Although it is possible for misunderstandings or miscommunications to lead to an individual violating their parole without knowing it, a judge may still impose strict penalties.
If you or someone you care about is facing criminal charges, including parole violation or DUI, the skilled and aggressive California criminal defense attorneys at Sitkoff & Hanrahan will ensure that your rights are defended and that you obtain the most favorable case outcome possible. For a free and confidential consultation of your case, call 866-430-8383 today.