Lindsay Lohan is angling to shorten her probation period, which currently runs until August 2011, in hopes that will help her stay out of further trouble.
Of course, all you have to do is stay out of legal trouble in the first place and being on probation isn't a problem. But we're talking about Lindsay Lohan.
The troubled star's legal team is hoping for an early end to her probation period due to the "increased chances that she will get in trouble" during it.
Just give a girl a break already! [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]
Her lawyers acknowledge they are seeking the change "because of problems staying compliant with the terms." So why would Judge Elden Fox agree?
Some reasons would include: "Lindsay remaining in rehab for a longer period of time” or “attending alcohol education classes,” according to a source.
Lindsay is currently undergoing treatment at Betty Ford in Palm Springs, and will remain in rehab until further notice as she battles her drug addictions.The source stressed that Lohan will comply with whatever the judge decides, but "a strong push being made for Lindsay's probation to terminate early."
"It's important to remember that Lindsay is on probation for misdemeanor charges relating to her two DUI's back in 2007," the insider added, truthfully.
Lohan's next hearing in front of Judge Fox is on October 22, at which point she could be thrown in jail, at which point she'd likely just be released again.
"Lindsay's attorney is going to admit to the violation of the drug test" at that hearing, the source says. "There isn't going to be a need for a formal probation violation hearing because Shawn Chapman Holley isn't going to fight the results."
"It will be up to Judge Fox if Lindsay is required to attend the hearing, but if ordered to appear, she will be there,” the source continued. “Lindsay will still be in rehab at the time of the hearing, and she might not have to be there."
"Even if Lindsay is sentenced to 30 days in jail for the failed drug tests, she will get credit for one day served when Judge Fox remanded her to jail at the last hearing. With jail overcrowding, she would likely be [out] in less than four hours."
Before that hearing, Fox will be "receiving a detailed report from Lindsay's treatment team at Betty Ford.” We'll see what he has to say based on that.
Too bad he can't sentence Dina Lohan. That's all we have to say.
What do you think? Can she stay clean this time?