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Judge may rule on Lohan's fate

By Alan Duke, CNN
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Lindsay Lohan appears in a Los Angeles court
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Judge will decide if Lindsay Lohan has complied with probation
  • Judge ruled in May there was "probable cause to believe" Lohan violated probation
  • Depending on court session Tuesday, Lohan's SCRAM bracelet could come off
  • Or judge could order the actress to jail
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Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Lindsay Lohan may learn Tuesday whether she's going to jail for allegedly not complying with terms of her probation for a 2007 drunken driving conviction.

A judge ruled in May that there was "probable cause to believe (Lohan) is in violation of probation" and ordered a full hearing in Beverly Hills, California.

"I warned her before," Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel said after the actress failed to appear for a May hearing. "She knew it was very serious."

Lohan's lawyer, who said she lost her passport during a trip to France and was unable to board a flight home, has complained that the judge is being tougher on her because of her celebrity.

Revel ordered Lohan to wear a SCRAM -- Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring -- bracelet while she awaits the probation revocation hearing. She was also told to stay close to Los Angeles so she could take random drug tests.

Lohan's bail was doubled to $200,000 last month after the SCRAM bracelet alerted that it detected alcohol, which she was prohibited from drinking. Her lawyer later said a urine test performed soon after the alert showed no alcohol in her system.

Revel could send Lohan, 24, to jail for up to six months if she decides that the actress did not comply with the requirement to attend weekly alcohol counseling sessions.

The judge indicated that she would look at every date Lohan missed a scheduled session and the reason for her missing it.

If the judge decides that Lohan was in compliance, she could relax the stricter bond requirements, allowing her to take the SCRAM bracelet off and travel outside of the Los Angeles area again.

When Lohan appeared before Revel in October, accused of missing counseling sessions, the judge told her she was giving her one last break.

"I am rooting for you to successfully complete probation," the judge said. At the same time, she warned Lohan not to "thumb your nose" at the court.

Revel's demeanor had changed significant by the May 20 hearing, which the judge scheduled after delaying a vacation.

Lohan was arrested twice in 2007 on charges of driving under the influence, and in the second incident, she was charged with cocaine possession.

The first arrest came after Lohan lost control of her Mercedes-Benz convertible and struck a curb in Beverly Hills.

Just two weeks after checking out of a Malibu drug and alcohol rehab facility, she was arrested again in July 2007 after a woman called Santa Monica police, saying Lohan was trying to run her down with a car.

Lohan's father, who has publicly feuded with his daughter, has called on the judge to send Lohan to drug rehab, saying it was "clear and obvious that Lindsay has a severe addiction problem." The judge ignored his letter because she said he was not a party to his daughter's criminal case.

Lohan's acting career, which started at age 10 on a soap opera, took off on the big screen a year later, when she played identical twins in Disney's "The Parent Trap."

Since then, she has starred in at least a dozen movies, including "Georgia Rule" with Jane Fonda in 2007.

Her pop music recording career, boosted by her movie roles, has faded recently. Her last album was released in 2005.

 
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