Richard Linklater's Daughter Gets Deferred Sentence for Drug Charge

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Lorelei Linklater

Lorelei Linklater was arrested in May 2016 after troopers found pills in her car and a bag in her purse that contained cocaine.

Director Richard Linklater's 23-year-old daughter, who starred in her father's Oscar-nominated movie Boyhood, has been given a three-year deferred sentence for a drug-possession charge in Texas.

Lorelei Grace Linklater will have no conviction on her record if she completes her probation successfully under sentencing terms.

She was arrested in May 2016 on Interstate 35 near Waco after her car collided with another vehicle. Troopers found loose pills in her car and a bag in her purse that later was determined to contain cocaine.

Linklater's lawyer, Rob Swanton, said she made a mistake and accepted responsibility for it. He said the judge imposed a "very appropriate" punishment.

The actress has also appeared in Occupy, Texas and Bomb City and will appear next in Woodshock.