Lindsay Lohan met with a predictably unsympathetic Judge Marsha Revel today at the Beverly Hills Courthouse. As we reported last week, Lohan failed to show up to court for a long-scheduled status hearing on her probation. She was expected to get in some sort of trouble for failing to complete her alcohol education classes in time. So naturally, Lindsay’s passport happened to go missing the day before while she was in Cannes. What terrible luck!
Unfortunately for Lindsay, Judge Revel wasn’t having it and issued an arrest warrant for the wrecked actress. Lindsay’s people quickly posted her bail so she wouldn’t be arrested upon entering the country, but Lohan still had to show up for court today and account for her actions to the judge.
The actress entered the courthouse eight minutes after the hearing was scheduled to begin and wearing a somber dark suit and sunglasses. She quickly made her way through security before entering the courtroom. The hearing started off with Lohan’s lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley asking the court if Lindsay could complete her alcohol education classes consecutively over the course of just a few days. She tried to frame this as Lohan being proactive. Judge Revel denied the request, saying it was common for people to want to take their classes at an accelerated rate just to get them over with. However the judge felt it was more beneficial to take them once a week.
Judge Revel ordered Lindsay Lohan to wear a SCRAM bracelet, which will be worn around her ankle and monitor the alcohol in her system. If any is found, the court is notified. Holley argued against this, saying that Lindsay has several upcoming photo shoots and is supposedly working on a film in Texas. Holley said the bracelet would hinder Lohan’s ability to work. Again, Judge Revel wasn’t having it, and she asked Holley if they were formally objecting to the terms of Lindsay’s bail. Lohan and Holley conferred for about a minute before acquiescing. So Lindsay will be in the SCRAM bracelet within 24 hours. Judge Revel also barred Lindsay from working on the Texas film set since it’s beyond the range of the ankle bracelet.
She also has to comply with random drug testing at least once a week. The only excuse for Lohan to miss a scheduled alcohol education class is if she’s called in for a random drug test during that time. The A.D.A. said she’d like proof that Lindsay intended to return to the States in time for last week’s hearing in the form of a copy of her plane ticket. Shawn Chapman Holley said she already had it for the court. Bummer. Lohan didn’t cry or look remorseful – instead she looked cranky and angry the whole time, her forehead permanently furrowed.