Lindsay Lohan Could Be in Big Trouble

She has to complete 115 hours of community service by May 28
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 8, 2015 9:13 AM CDT
Lindsay Lohan Could Be in Big Trouble
In this Sept. 30, 2014, file photo, Lindsay Lohan performs a scene from the play "Speed-the-Plow" at the Playhouse Theatre in central London.   (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

Lindsay Lohan has only completed a tiny fraction of her remaining community service while on probation for a reckless driving case and will face "consequences" if she doesn't finish later this month, a Los Angeles judge warned yesterday. Judge Mark Young said he was concerned Lohan had managed to work fewer than 10 hours of 125 hours of service she was ordered to complete over three years. "If not done by May 28, there will be consequences," Young said. That means Lohan needs to spend about one out of every 4.5 hours between now and May 28 doing community service. If she doesn't, prosecutors will ask that she be found in violation of probation. If that happens, they plan to ask for jail time; she could face up to a year and a half behind bars.

Santa Monica Deputy City Attorney Melanie Skehar was skeptical Lohan could accomplish the steep task ahead of her in the next three weeks: "Is it possible? It's possible. Is it probable? No." Lohan ran into trouble earlier this year when her attorney presented proof she completed 240 hours of community service with a charity in London, where she now lives. After the prosecutor criticized Lohan for receiving credit for meeting fans of a stage production of Speed-the-Plow, which she appeared in, Young rejected 125 hours and ordered her to complete them later this month. Lohan's defense lawyer Shawn Holley said the actress wasn't able to complete the service in London because she lives 90 minutes from where she was required to work. With private transportation costing $76 an hour and Lohan out of work, that proved difficult. Holley said Lohan will move to New York to complete the remaining 115 hours of service. (Click to see pictures of Lohan having a sobbing meltdown last month.)

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