Entries in Probation (16)


Paris Hilton Completes Probation in Las Vegas Drug Case

Robert Marquardt/FilmMagic(LAS VEGAS) -- Paris Hilton has completed her one year of probation stemming from a Las Vegas drug case that also involved her then-boyfriend, Cy Waits.

According to the Las Vegas Sun, her attorney provided documentation at a Vegas court hearing Tuesday that showed the socialite performed more than 200 hours of community service and paid $2,000 in fines.

Hilton pleaded guilty last September to drug possession and obstructing an officer, less than a month after she and Waits were stopped by police after an officer reported that their car smelled of marijuana.  Police said cocaine later fell out of Hilton's purse.

Waits, whose relationship with Hilton reportedly ended in June, pleaded no contest last month to misdemeanor driving under the influence of marijuana.

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Judge Threatens to Revoke Lindsay Lohan's Probation

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- It may be that Lindsay Lohan still hasn't learned her lesson.

During a Thursday court appearance for a probation progress hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner expressed dissatisfaction with how few hours the actress has completed towards her court ordered community service.

After two months, Lohan has only trimmed four days from a 480-hour stint of service.  Judge Sauter promised Lohan won't get "five minutes more" than a year to finish it.

That rumored John Gotti biopic to which Lohan is reportedly attached is no excuse, Judge Sautner warned.

Judge Sautner also underlined that Lohan was ordered to undergo counseling as part of her sentence, yet she still has not done so.  The judge promised Lohan and her attorney, Shawn Holley, that she would revoke the star's probation if proof Lohan has started seeking treatment is not received by Aug. 11.

Holley claimed Lindsay was experiencing "financial issues" that affected her ability to seek counseling.

Lohan was ordered to appear in court for another progress report on Oct. 19.

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Lindsay Lohan Escapes Jail Time, Can Legally Drink Again

AL SEIB/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan has escaped jail time again, and now she's officially allowed to drink alcohol.

At a Los Angeles Superior Court hearing Thursday, Judge Stephanie Sautner ruled that the actress did not violate her probation stemming from her 2007 DUI case because there was no order in place to test her for drugs and alcohol.

But Sautner ordered Lohan, who was in court because she failed an alcohol test last week, not to have parties and not have more than one friend at her house at a time. She also told the problem-prone star not to do "stupid" things that fly in the face of the court's order.

Sautner said Lohan was guilty of "extremely poor judgment by having roof parties while on home confinement" before adding, "poor judgment is not a violation of your probation." Lohan threw a rooftop barbeque for her friends last week.

Prosecutors asked to reinstate mandatory drug and alcohol testing; Sautner declined the request.

The decision came after more than an hour of deliberations between Lohan's legal team and prosecutors in Sautner's chambers. The actress arrived for her 10 a.m. PT hearing in a conservative outfit -- black slacks, black shoes, a button down shirt, her blonde hair pulled back -- a departure from her more revealing recent courtroom attire.

Lohan was ordered to court after she failed an alcohol test last week. The L.A. County probation department was under the impression that she was required to take drug and alcohol tests, but upon a closer reading of Lohan's old probation order Thursday, the testing requirement was deemed expired.

That means that technically, Lohan can drink alcohol.

The hearing came as Lohan wraps up her house arrest stint for taking a $2,500 necklace from a Venice, Calif., jewelry store. She's due to be released from house arrest Wednesday.

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Lindsay Lohan Ordered Back to Court Thursday

ABC NewsUPDATE: reports that Lohan tested positive for alcohol within the past two weeks, in violation of her probation.

(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan has been ordered to court Thursday morning for a hearing to determine whether the actress violated her probation.  While she's under house arrest, she can't leave her home, use drugs or drink alcohol among other things.  But she allegedly did something to trigger the court appearance, and if the judge finds her in violation, she could send Lohan to jail.  

The actress has be confined to her beach house since the end of May.  

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Report: Lindsay Lohan Expected to Get Probation in Theft Case

AL SEIB/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan will reportedly avoid jail time and is expected to receive probation when she pleads no contest to a misdemeanor theft charge on Wednesday.

Lohan is accused of stealing a necklace from a Venice, California jewelry store in January. quotes sources as saying an attorney for the Mean Girls star met with a prosecutor and Judge Stephanie Sautner on Monday to discuss the case, and all parties agreed to keep Lohan out of jail.

The website quotes a source as saying, “Lindsay knows she dodged a major bullet.  She doesn’t like the fact she’ll be on probation for another year, but it beats being in state prison.”

Lohan is currently performing some 400 hours of community service for violating her probation for a pair of 2007 DUI convictions.  She was also sentenced to 120 days in jail for the violation, but is appealing that penalty.

RadarOnline reports that Judge Sautner is expected to allow Lohan to serve the 120 days at home if she wears an ankle bracelet to monitor her whereabouts, and will also allow her to work on movies during the day.

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Lindsay Lohan Released on Bail

Toby Canham/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Actress Lindsay Lohan was released from jail Friday night after her attorney appealed the 120-day sentence handed down to Lohan earlier in the day.

Lohan was reportedly released around 9:20 p.m. from the Century Regional Detention Facility, after posting $75,000 bail. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner sentenced Lohan to jail time for violating her probation when she allegedly stole a necklace valued at $2,500 from a jewelry store on January 22. Lohan was also sentenced to over 400 hours of community service.

On Friday the judge downgraded Lohan’s charge from felony grand theft to a misdemeanor, to which the actress pleaded not guilty. Lohan faces up to a year behind bars if found guilty.

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