Lindsay Lohan's probation revoked; arraignment postponed
NEW YORK (KABC) -- A judge revoked Lindsay Lohan's probation on Wednesday and scheduled a probation violation hearing that could result in more jail time for the actress.
Lohan was not in court and was not required to appear since the charges she faces are misdemeanors. She was represented by her attorney, Shawn Holley, who went on record denying the actress is in violation of her probation.
So what does this mean? It means Lohan is not going to jail, but the clock does stop on her probation until a hearing is held or a settlement is reached.
The deal for Lohan to be granted probation and stay out of jail required her to stay out of trouble. But that has not been the case. She is facing three new misdemeanor charges including reckless driving, lying to a police officer and obstructing an officer from performing duties.
All three charges stem from a crash on Pacific Coast Highway that happened back in June. Lohan was on her way to the set of the Lifetime biopic "Liz & Dick" when she crashed her Porsche into to a back of a dump truck. At the time of the crash, she told officers that her assistant was driving, which was a lie.
The reason she was on probation in the first place was for taking a necklace from a Venice jewelry store without permission in 2011. The necklace was later returned, but the fiasco led to months of court hearings and community service at the county morgue for the star, who has struggled personally and professionally since being arrested twice in 2007 for driving under the influence.
When the judge finally granted Lohan probation, it was on the condition that the actress stay away from trouble and stop partying at nightclubs, but neither has happened.
In a separate incident in November, Lohan was accused of hitting a woman at a Manhattan nightclub. New York prosecutors, however, still haven't announced whether they will pursue a misdemeanor charge, or drop all charges as they did earlier this year when Lohan was accused of hitting a man with her car.
After being removed from supervised probation in March, Lohan attempted to mount a comeback, filming two movies and a cameo with Charlie Sheen in the latest installment of the "Scary Movie" franchise. Her "Liz & Dick" performance wasn't greeted favorably by fans or critics.
A probation violation in the necklace case could result in Lohan being sentenced to 245 days in jail after the Santa Monica case is resolved. Her probation violation hearing is set for Jan. 15.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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