Actress Lindsay Lohan will be subject to strict drug testing and will have to wear an alcohol testing device following an appearance in court today to address a DUI hearing the actress failed to appear at last week. Lohan cannot drink alcohol and all of her testing must be done randomly and locally, which may force her to delay shooting a new film in Texas. The judge imposed her orders following the actress’ missed court appearance last week, which led to a warrant being issued for her arrest. The warrant was recalled after Lohan’s attorney posted bail and the actress flew from Paris, France, to Los Angeles over the weekend.
A judge issued a warrant for the arrest of Lohan last week after she failed to show up at a mandatory court hearing regarding her probation. The actress was in Paris for the Cannes Film Festival. Her attorney told the judge at the hearing that Lohan had her passport stolen and still tried to board a flight back to Los Angeles, albeit unsuccessfully. Lohan then retained a temporary passport and flew back to Los Angeles over the weekend.
Lohan’s hearing stemmed from a 2007 no contest plea to two counts each of driving under the influence and being under the influence of cocaine, along with a reckless driving charge. Under her plea deal, she was placed on 36 months probation, required to serve a 24-hour jail sentence, complete an 18-month alcohol education program, and perform 10 days of community service. In October 2009, her probation was extended for a year after she missed her mandatory alcohol education classes while she filmed a movie in Texas. She was also told that she must notify the court and get permission before leaving the jurisdiction again.
With a court date coming up it would be a wise decision to remain close to the courthouse. When you fail to appear in court when ordered to do so by the judge, the judge will issue a bench warrant for your arrest.
If you or a loved one is facing drunk driving charges, you need to speak with an experienced DUI attorney. At Wallin & Klarich, our attorneys have over 30 years of experience in handling all types of DUI cases. Our attorneys are highly knowledgeable and will keep you fully informed of your case. We will fight to get you the best possible result in your case. Call us today at (888) 280-6839. We will be there when you call.