While it is worrying that an intoxicated or addicted person will be put in jail first rather than a rehabilitation center, California’s laws and penalties regarding driving under the influence of alcohols and/or drugs may be reasonable.
Last November 2, Lindsay Lohan, the famous pop singer and actress, was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 400 hours of community service. But on November 7, Lohan had only spent less than five hours in a detention facility in Lynwood due to overcrowding. The incident was Lohan’s 5th jail sentence, which some of them were related to alcohol and drugs. Luckily for her, the overcrowded jail has been a blessing in disguise because this meant a lighter penalty for her unlawful acts. Lindsay is a poor mentally ill woman amidst all the real evil in the world.
Lohan is a non-violent criminal offender with serious mental issues that are driving her to commit a slow suicide. She has never actually hurt anyone as far as I know and read from articles about her. I really doubt if she enjoys being out of control and hopelessly addicted to drugs. So why do I read people hurling insults whenever her name is mentioned? She's a sick person who keeps hurting herself and can't stop. I can understand being irritated with all the media coverage, but certainly that should not create the sheer hatred I see directed towards her.
Looking back at Lohan’s first case last 2007, she was arrested by the police for driving under the influence of alcohol. She was jailed for a while then she took rehabilitation. These processes were legal as long there are bases.
The actress’ next court appearance will take place on December 14, by which time she will need to have met the first obligation in that series of deadlines: completion of four, 45-minute therapy sessions and 12 days of community service. If Lohan meets each series of monthly deadlines, on March 29 her probation and remaining jail time will be permanently stayed and she will be a free woman. The judge also noted that she is welcome to complete her service and therapy requirements early.
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