September 25th, 2010
04:02 AM ET

Lindsay Lohan released from jail on $300,000 bail

Actress Lindsay Lohan posted a $300,000 bail and was released from jail, the Los Angeles, California, Sheriff's Department said Saturday.

On Friday, Judge Eldin Fox sent Lohan to jail for violating her probation after she tested positive for controlled-substance use.

However, Judge Patricia Schnegg granted Lohan's bail after her lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, filed a writ of habeas corpus just before court closed Friday afternoon, Parachini said.

Lohan's supervised probation for a 2007 drunken driving conviction requires frequent drug tests. The judge warned her last month that any failure could send her back to jail.

"Regrettably, I did in fact fail my most recent drug test and if I am asked, I am prepared to appear before judge Fox next week as a result," Lohan tweeted on September 17.

She spent 23 days in a court-ordered drug rehab program last month, which followed a 13-day jail stint imposed when a Los Angeles judge ruled that Lohan violated her probation.

Fox, who took over Lohan's case when she was released, imposed a new set of rules for her to follow until November. It included weekly counseling sessions for alcohol and drug rehabilitation, random drug tests and behavioral therapy.

"Substance abuse is a disease, which unfortunately doesn't go away overnight," Lohan tweeted. "I am working hard to overcome it and am taking positive steps."

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  1. Helen Hevener

    How did she get bail- I thought when somebody violated probation that it immediately went back to the original sentence given!! I wasnt aware that somebody could be granted bail when going back to court over a violated probation. Why have probation at all if nobody is going to pay any attention to it????

    Real cool the way Rich Daddy Lohan blamed everybody out there but his daughter!!! Alchoholism is not a disease it is an addiction- I get mad the way people excuse any bad behavior by saying they have alchoholism- dont drink – you dont get in trouble!!! And by the way- Lindsey Lohan is an adult at this time and should be held responsible for her own behavior- if it is as Rich Daddy Lohan says- she dont know right from wrong- then let her learn like everybody else in jail- where you either shape up or ship out!!!! I would be for putting her in solitaray confinement until she could learn to behave – but she would die from lack of attention!!!!

    September 25, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. phil

    This isn't news.

    September 25, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. toe

    mamaw, i totally agree wit you! i was just sittin here thinkin, why would they even read it if they wasn't in to it. yall eat this gossip up just like everyone else. just be real.

    September 25, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. kty

    What good is the justice system? A person with no money would still be in jail. Then if something happens to her the parents can file suit against the judge for letting her out. What a wonderful world we live in that promotes total irresponsibility.

    September 26, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. phil

    This lohan crap is getting more posts than the gulf oil spill did. Does anyone find this unusual, or is it just myself?

    September 27, 2010 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
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