Actress Lindsay Lohan's probation stemming from her 2007 DUI arrest has been extended for another year.
Lohan appeared in a Beverly Hills courtroom Friday on accusations that she violated the terms of her probation. An alcohol education program sent a letter to Superior Court Judge Marsha N. Revel saying the actress had not been attending classes.
Revel ordered Lohan to attend the progress report hearing as a result of the accusation. Such an appearance is not normally required for a misdemeanor case.
Lohan's attorney explained that the actress took the time off to make a movie in Texas, which is now done.
The judge extended her probation so she could make up the classes she missed and warned her to notify the court before any more absences.
It is not too dissimilar here in Illinois. In Illinois you can be re-sentenced to jail/prison for failing to comply with the terms and conditions of your court supervision or probation. Yes, they will re-sentence you for "minor" non-compliance like failure to complete classes or even pay the court fees and fines to the alcohol monitoring division. The judge didn't necessarily give the young actress a break by extending the celebrity's probation. By doing so, LILO has submitted herself to another year of scrutiny by the courts. Another year when she could get charged with another transgression. It's one of those ideas that looks great at first, but on second thought, not so much.