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Lindsay Lohan Sentenced to House Arrest

In Breaking News, Celebrity News on May 11, 2011 at 10:53 pm

After pleading no-contest to the charges in an L.A. court Wednesday, Lohan is sentenced to 2 weeks of house arrest.

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“It appears a person like Ms. Lohan will be eligible for home detention,” a spokesperson for the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department tells People.

The spokesperson explained that house arrest is a common solution for nonviolent offenders without a serious history of crime, a category that would include Lohan. Home detention would bypass the problem of jail overcrowding — the primary reason that Lohan’s previous jail sentence was reduced from 90 days to 14. However, says the rep, Lohan would probably still get a reduced sentence. His guess? Just two weeks under house arrest.

Lohan, who was not present at today’s hearing, seems content with the plea deal. In a statement delivered by her lawyer, Lohan says: “I am glad to be able to put this past me and move on with my life and my career. I support the judge’s decision and hold myself accountable for being in this situation.”

So is Judge Stephanie Sautner, who sentenced Lohan to those 120 days in jail, cool with this possibility? She stated in the last hearing that she was obligated to alleviate jail crowding and “would not oppose” house arrest. And she was realistic about the time that Lindsay was likely to serve.


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