Lindsay Lohan Pleads No Contest to Misdemeanor Theft
She will spend 14 days under home arrest for violating probation.
Lindsay Lohan avoided jail by pleading no contest for misdemeanor theft Wednesday in court.
Judge Stephanie Sautner told Lohan's lawyer, Shawn Holley (the actress was not in court), that she believes Lohan does not have a problem with substance abuse, but instead uses drugs to self medicate deeper problems, TMZ.com reports. As a result, Lohan will not be ordered to rehab or to continue undergoing substance abuse counseling.
She will not spend additional time in jail for allegedly swiping a $1,200 necklace. She will serve 120 days for violating probation, which will be lowered to 14 days due to overcrowding -- and Lohan may serve it with an electronic monitoring device from home.
Lohan was sentenced to undergo psychological counseling and complete a shoplifters alternative class, TMZ reports.
After she is finished with her 480 hours of community service, her probation stemming from her 2007 DUI will end. However, she will be on probation for three additional years for the necklace theft.