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Lindsay Lohan was first collared by the cops on May 26, 2007. The actress was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after her Mercedes-Benz convertible hit a curb in Los Angeles. At the time, police reported that in the car they found a substance thought to be cocaine.
Two days later, Lilo checked into rehab for another time. “Lindsay admitted herself to an intensive medical rehabilitation facility on Memorial Day,” a representative for the actress said in a statement. “Because this is a medical matter, it is our hope that the press will appreciate the seriousness of the situation and respect the privacy of Lindsay as well as the other patients receiving treatment at the facility.”
One month later, Raymundo Ortega filed a lawsuit against Lohan, claiming that in 2005, the then 19-year-old “consumed alcohol and became intoxicated” at the Ivy restaurant before crashing into a parked van.
In July 2007, she left rehab. But less than two weeks later, Lindsay was pulled over by cops in Santa Monica, Calif., and arrested on five including driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on a suspended license and possession of narcotics on July 24. 2007. Lohan checked into an undisclosed rehab following the arrest. She reportedly got into a verbal argument with a woman she chased in her SUV.
One of the passengers in the car that Lohan followed sued the actress on Aug. 14, 2007.
On Aug. 23, 2007 Lohan was charged with seven misdemeanor counts for her two DUI arrests. Lohan escaped felony charges, which would have meant serious jail time. She and her lawyer reached a plea deal, pleading guilty to misdemeanor cocaine use and driving under the influence and agreeing to spend one day in jail, serve 10 days of community service and complete a drug-treatment program.
At the time, Lohan was placed on 36 months’ probation and required to complete an 18-month alcohol-education program and pay a fine. She was also ordered to attend a three-day county coroner program that required her to visit a morgue and talk to victims of drunk drivers. The actress released a statement, “It is clear to me that my life has become completely unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs.”
On Nov. 15, 2007, Lohan served only 84 minutes of her sentence in a Los Angeles County jail due to overcrowding.
Two years later, Lohan showed up more than an hour late to her probation hearing in Beverly Hills on Oct. 16, 2009. During the hearing, Lohan admitted she’d failed to complete the required alcohol education classes and as a result, the judge added one more year on to her probation.
On June 8, 2010, a Beverly Hills judge issued a warrant for Lohan’s arrest and orders the starlet to post $200,000 bail after she violates her court order to not consume alcohol while wearing a SCRAM alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet. After the bail was posted, her warrant was recalled.
In July 2010, the judge sentenced Lohan to 90 days in jail and 90 days in rehab for violating her probation. On July 20, she began her jail term, however, she only served 14 days due to overcrowding. Following her fortnight in jail, Lohan was taken to UCLA Medical Center for her court-ordered rehab, which she was eventually released early from. However, Lohan failed a drug test in September 2010 and her probation was revoked. She eventually spent one day in jail and was sent to Betty Ford Center for three months.
In February 2011, Lohan was charged with burglary after leaving a Venice, Calif., store wearing a $2,500 necklace. Advised by her lawyer, she pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 120 days in jail, 360 hours of community service at a Los Angeles women’s shelter and 120 hours service at the L.A. County morgue tied to the fact that any violations of the law constitute a violation of her probation. Instead, she only had to do 35 days of house arrest due to overcrowding and was ordered to wear a tracking ankle monitor for 35 days. Alcohol was detected by her SCRAM bracelet during that time, but that was eventually not deemed a violation of probation.
In October 2011, Lohan had still failed to complete her court-ordered community service, therefore her probation was revoked and she was sent to jail for 30 days but was released after a few hours due to overcrowding.
In September 2012, Lohan was arrested at the Dream Hotel in NYC. She was reportedly involved in a hit and run, but prosecutors declined to pursue the case.
Eventually Lohan finally completed her probation for her DUI case on March 29, 2012. She was then placed on informal probation for the necklace theft.
While driving to the set of Liz & Dick in June 2012, Lohan was involved in a car accident and sustained minor injuries. In March 2013, Lohan pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and providing false information to a police officer, which stemmed from that accident. A judge sentenced her to community service, psychotherapy and lockdown rehabilitation. Additionally, her probation was also extended until May 2015. Lohan eventually completed the 125 hours of community service and the judge ended the probation, which was the first time in eight years she was not on probation.
In her career, Lohan has appeared in court more than 20 times, her lawyers have pleaded her case to at least four judges. She’s been in violation of her probation four times and she’s been sentenced her to six months in jail. But she’s only served two weeks despite her six visits to the Los Angeles County jail. Lohan has also served at least 67 days of community service.