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Lindsay Lohan has violated her probation for the last time -- because the judge has taken it away. On Wednesday morning, Lohan sat before Judge Stephanie Sautner, who declared that the actress was not meeting her court-ordered community service and therapy requirements. Lohan's probation was revoked, and the 25-year-old actress left the courtroom in handcuffs.
But she's not going to jail -- well, at least not yet. For now, Lohan has been released on $100,000 bail. Another hearing has been set for Nov. 2, at which time the actress could face up to one-and-a-half years in jail. Between now and the hearing, the judge has ordered Lohan to complete 16 community service hours (two shifts of eight hours apiece) by doing janitorial duty at the L.A. County Morgue.
Today's hearing, streamed live online by TMZ and others, made it clear that Judge Sautner is as annoyed by Lindsay's behavior as anyone. The judge scoffed at Lohan's excuses for not showing up for community service -- that she didn't find the Downtown Women's Center "fulfilling" enough, and that she had to leave town frequently for important work commitments.
"She's supposed to be an actress, from what I hear," Judge Sautner quipped.
"No one has the power to change my sentence," said the judge. "Not the volunteer center and not probation. She is not getting credit for any time at the American Red Cross."
As if to offer further evidence that Lindsay hasn't taken her community service seriously, neither Lohan nor her lawyer could name the number of hours that she had completed. (She is required to serve 480 hours within one year of her May 2011 house arrest.)
We'll find out on Nov. 2 whether the threat of jail is enough to get Lohan recommitted to her community service requirements. Though, as Judge Sautner acknowledged, even if Lindsay is sent to jail, new laws and overcrowding make it unlikely that Lohan will be required to serve a full sentence. No wonder the judge seems so frustrated!