Lindsay Lohan handcuffed and sent to jail

This could be the longest stay after failing two mandatory drug tests – in one she tested positive for cocaine and the other for Adderall – and could be sitting there until October 22.

Judge Fox didn’t hear any arguments from the lawyers before making his ruling. Lindsay’s lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, told TMZ on the way out of court that Elden Fox had no legal basis for denying her client bail.

Lindsay was handcuffed in court before being taken into custody.


Lindsay was shocked when the judge remanded her into custody as she looked at her lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, before being taken out of the courtroom. She was taken from court in a single Sheriff’s vehicle, covered by a blanket.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore told reporters Lindsay will be housed in “administrative segregation” because of her celebrity status for her safety and the safety of the jail system. He also said the only way she could be released before her probation hearing on October 22 is if the judge issues another order.

This is her previous mugshot

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Lindsay Lohan has new rules from judge Elden Fox

Lindsay Lohan

During this morning’s court hearing, Judge Fox imposed the following ground rules for Lindsay’s probation:

  • Reside at home until Nov. 1
  • Random drug and alcohol testing twice a week
  • Participate in psychotherapy a minimum of 4 days a week
  • Attend behavior therapy sessions 2 times a week
  • Attend a 12-step program

Judge Elden Fox said if Lindsay flunks her drug and alcohol tests, she’ll go to jail for 30 days. She also cannot leave the state of California without court approval.

Additionally, two counts of being under the influence of cocaine were dismissed.

Outside of court Lindsay’s lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, said that Lindsay is “looking forward to beginning anew, and having a productive life and schedule.”

Lindsay Lohan is a “fragile, lost child”

“I found her not fully forewarned of the consequences of her actions,” Goldberg told People. “She’s not disciplined, tethered enough to the reality of adult consequences. She doesn’t seem to have awareness of what’s going to befall her.”

Stuart Goldberg, asked by Lindsay’s family to represent her after previous attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, droped the case, accepted to met with Lohan, her mom Dina and younger sister Ali at the actress’s West Hollywood apartment.

There, he outlined his requirements for representing her – “100 percent loyalty and zero tolerance for dishonesty.” Stunningly, he opted not to take the case.

At one point, Goldberg, worried Lohan “was in a dangerous state,” asked if she might hurt herself. “She started sobbing quietly. She was genuinely in pain.”

He adviced her to move out of L.A. because it’s a “toxic environment for her,” but she didn’t seem open to the idea.

“She was like Teflon to that comment,” the attorney says. “It just slid right off her. She seemed to have some inner deep sadness that that was her fate.”

“My real worry for her is not just the jail time,” he adds, “but my fear is that she’s overly susceptible to a probation system that’s set up for her to fail.”

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Lindsay Lohan’s sentence “harsh and unfair”

Shawn Chapman Holley said that Lohan’s sentence is “far harsher than what others would have received under similar circumstances.” “The reality is that Ms. Lohan, like most defendants, had to balance work commitments and court requirements,” Holley said in her statement.

“To be punished so severely for doing so, particularly in light of the fact that she substantially complied with each of her probationary conditions, is harsh and unfair.”

Moreover, regarding Lohan’s nail message, her attorney said: “The fact is, the words could barely be seen by the naked eye.

That a courtroom camera, purportedly there to accurately chronicle the proceedings, would use a telephoto lens to zoom in as it did to Ms. Lohan’s fingernail is a commentary on the entire issue,” Holley said.

Attorney Shawn Chapman Holley added that Lohan “is prepared to serve her jail time and comply with the court’s orders.”

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