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Lindsay Lohan Surrenders to Court, Heads to Jail in Lynwood
Actress Lindsay Lohan got out of her chauffered vehicle outside the Beverly Hills Courthouse at 8:38 this morning, already late and with security still to go through before she arrived inside Judge Marsha Revel's courtroom.
Outside, media, paparazzi, and fans bearing "Free Lindsay!" signs and shouting words of support were there to witness the starlet's arrival as she surrenders to the court and is sent to county jail to serve her 90-day sentence as administered two weeks ago.
Representing Lohan today was Shawn Chapman Holley, who had not been formally relieved of her duties by the court, nor had filed the necessary paperwork to end her representation of her high-profile client, despite her having said publicly she'd quit. Further, Holley sought to clarify to Revel and the court that celebrity attorney Robert Shapiro simply "acted as consultant" on the case, and had not been formally retained as counsel.
The court ordered cameras, still and video, to be turned off, as soon as Lohan was ordered remanded, so that there would be no images of the actress in cuffs and being taken into custody. One change to the original plan as outlined by Revel was that Lohan is to report to probation within 24 hours of her release from jail, and not 48 hours as previously ordered, so that her after-care could begin sooner.
Lohan is being sent to the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood to serve her 90-day sentence. How many days of that she will ultimately serve has been the subject of much celebration, due to both jail overcrowding, how much credit she will be granted for previous days spent in custody, and her high-profile status.