Lindsay Lohan Sentenced to Jail for Parole Violation

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Ruling came after the actress's grand theft case was reduced to a misdemeanor.

A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge sentenced Lindsay Lohan to 120 days in jail for violating probation by allegedly stealing a necklace in January.

The Mean Girls and Machete actress' theft case had been reduced from grand theft to a misdemeanor earlier Friday but Lohan was ordered into custody after witnesses testified that she returned the $2,500 piece of jewelry only after learning that a search warrant was being served by the LAPD for it, reports the Los Angeles Times.

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Lohan's attorney, Shawn Holley, said she would immediately appeal the sentence. Lohan is expected to be released on bail by the evening.

Lohan has been in jail three times previously: in Nov. 2007 after pleading guilty to misdemeanor drug charges and no contest to three drunk driving charges; in July 2010 for violating probation by not attending mandatory alcohol education classes; and again in Sept. 2010 for breaking probation by failing a drug test.

Late last month, the actress avoided battery charges for allegedly getting into an altercation with a technician at the Betty Ford Center, where she underwent court-ordered rehab. The Betty Ford employee refused to press charges.