Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to 30 days in jail Wednesday, after admitting that she had violated the terms of her probation stemming from two DUI arrests, TMZ reports. Judge Stephanie Sautner ordered Lohan to report to jail Nov. 9 to begin her sentence.
The deal is actually a huge break for the actress — Sautner said that she actually had 300 days coming to her, but most of that will be stayed providing she can follow further therapy and community-service requirements.
While handing down the sentence, Sautner characterized it as "putting the keys to the jail in the defendant's hands."
Under the agreement, Lohan will report to the probation department following her jail sentence, after which she will begin her regimen of community service and psychotherapy sessions. Lohan's case will be revisited on a monthly basis starting on Dec. 14; provided that she fulfills the required therapy sessions and community service hours each month, the remainder of her sentence will be tossed out on March 29.
"From what I can see of you, you need structure, and this is a structure," Sautner told the actress.
Sautner emphasized that the actress will not be eligible for electronic monitoring or house arrest with her jail sentence.
Lohan will continue to serve out her community service at the county morgue, Sautner told the actress. According to the judge, the Downtown Women's Center, where Lohan had previously been serving her community service, was willing to take her back, but the judge was unwilling to put the center through the experience again.
Sautner also said that she had approached the Good Shepherd Center about accepting Lohan for community service, but they rejected the notion, saying that she would be a bad influence on the women there who are trying to put their lives back together.
Sautner did caution Lohan about one aspect of her stint at the morgue, however.
"They seem to have an issue with your tweeting," the judge told the actress.
During the hearing, the prosecuting attorney told the court that, of Lohan's 19 scheduled psychotherapy sessions, she had canceled 14 — and of the remaining five, three were cut short because she had prior appointments.
The prosecutor also noted that, of her 20 scheduled community-service appointments at the Downtown Women's Center, Lohan canceled 12 of them — and of the remaining sessions that she did attend, three of those lasted shorter than the required time.
Lohan's attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, countered that the prosecutor's count was misleading, since some of those cancellations were actually rescheduled.
Holley characterized the missed appointments as "water under the bridge."
Lohan is likely to catch a further break in her sentencing — Sheriff's Department sources tell TMZ that she will likely only serve 20 percent of her sentence, or 6 days.
Lohan's spokesperson had no comment about the sentencing for TheWrap.