July 20, 2010 By Wallin & Klarich

According to the LA Times, Lindsay Lohan surrendered herself today and has been booked in county jail. Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in jail after violating the terms of her probation from her DUI conviction by failing to attend the required alcohol classes.

Due to the overcrowding at Los Angeles County Jails, Lohan will most likely not have to serve the entire 90 day term. It is unspecified as to how much time Lohan must serve, but it is probable that she will only be required to serve 30% of the sentence. This means that Lohan is likely to serve approximately 25 to 30 days in jail.

It is important to complete the terms of probation. The prosecutor in the case stated, “The message to the public is don’t drink and drive. If you do drink and drive and you’re punished for it, complete the programs.” However, you may be able to use the crowded jails to your advantage if you are facing a criminal charge. It is important that you speak with an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorney before you make any decisions.

At Wallin & Klarich, our Southern California probation violation attorneys have over 30 years of experience. Our attorneys will defend your rights and fight to get you the best possible result in your case. We will consult and advise you on all of your options so that you can make an informed decision regarding the charges you are facing. Call us today at (888) 280-6839 or contact us through our website at www.wklaw.com. We will be there when you call.

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