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Bench Warrant Issued for Lindsay Lohan

5/20/2010 12:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A judge just issued a bench warrant for Lindsay Lohan's arrest, after she failed to show up in court this morning ... and the judge says she has reason to believe Lindsay has a drug and alcohol problem.


Judge Marsha Revel was tough as nails this morning, scoffing at the notion that Lindsay's "someone-stole-my-passport" excuse was a justification for missing court. 

Judge Revel set bail at $100,000 and said Lindsay can post bail and remain free until the next court hearing, IF she does the following:

- Drink no alcohol
- Wear a SCRAM bracelet
- Submit to random drug testing at least once a week

Lohan's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, told the judge the story TMZ broke -- that Lindsay claimed her passport was stolen and she tried getting on a flight to make it on time but was turned away.

At one point Holley said, "I don't know what else to tell you."

But the judge didn't buy Lindsay's argument, saying "Actions speak louder than words."  The judge felt Lindsay could have gotten a replacement passport and made it back on time.  And, the judge said Lindsay had "a history of not keeping scheduled appointments."

Holley said there was no reason to require drug testing, but the judge noted that Lindsay was charged in 2007 with being under the influence of cocaine.

Judge Revel said Lindsay knew she was going to jail if she violated probation and knew she needed to get court approval before missing her alcohol ed classes.  After the hearing Holley acknowledged what TMZ first told you ... that Lindsay has only completed 10 of the required 13 classes.

The judge said there is probable cause to believe Lindsay has violated her probation.  If the judge determines Lindsay did indeed violate probation she could be jailed for 180 days.

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91.

Harvey2    

Whats the cash needed for bail out there? Here all you have to produce is 10% to get out. So feasibly, with a 100k bail she could get out for pocket change of 10 grand. Must be nice to be a jet setter flying to France to play for a few days without a care.

1516 days ago
92.

CHK    

Yay for Judge Revel! Hopefully she will stay as no-nonsense when Lindsay returns. That girl is such a disaster.

1516 days ago
93.

Enough    

Nail her to the wall.....in the figurative, legal sense, of course.



Good decisions, - now enforce it.

1516 days ago
94.

#TeamLindsay    

So the moral of today's story...



If your a large scary looking black man who's a renown ex-rap mogul, a violent criminal, and an ex-con who makes other gangsta rap thuglife badasses crap their pants in terror, like oh say Suge Knight, and you pull a gun and point it at someone while driving around on a suspended license in your SUV, and LAPD has to do a "high risk" take down on you with guns drawn, and your arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and driving on a suspended license your bail will be set at $65K.



But if your Lindsay Lohan and you miss a Violation of Probation hearing on a DUI charge, because you passport was lost or stolen and you couldn't get back to LA in time, they issue a bench warrant and set bail at $100K...



LOL *rolls eyes*

1516 days ago
95.

Pretty LL    

I remember last time when she sobered up for a bit she looked great! I think her recent black hair & all black outfits make her look ill and crazy. I bet when she cleans up she won't recognize these old photos of herself

1516 days ago
96.

Rhonda    

To just sayin,



This is what Jack said "Harvey is giving Homos a worse name because he is a liar, how can ANYONE in his chosen lifestyle trust a liar. All they ALL liars?? Probably.



Now here is a definition of homophobia (wikipedia) "Homophobia is a range of negative attitudes and feelings towards homosexuality and people identified or perceived as being homosexual."



How can you say he isn't making bigoted remarks? I'd say that you should look words up before you comment on someone's else use of them. Helps avoid looking stupid.

1516 days ago
97.

MJ    

The only drugs Ms. Lohan needs are lithium and zyprexa. As with Ms.Spears, this young lady is a textbook presentation of Bipolar I. No amount of jail, rehab, etc will correct an organic brain dysfunction. With her financial resources (which helps perpetuate the denial) and enablers, unless she gets serious psychiatric help, sadly, it is probable her days are numbered.

1516 days ago
98.

3Storms    

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA




Spoiled brat. I am sure she'll be crying like Paris Hilton when she gets arrested. She NEEDS to go to jail. Nothing else gets through to her. She spent all her money, is broke, and is still partying out all night like there's no tomorrow.

1516 days ago
99.

RobinPickles    


She's gonna end up dead if the court keeps ignoring her unlawful violations. I'm tired of celebs getting past the laws, and being a bad influence on young people. You little miss snotty pants should sit your rear end in a cell for the full 180 days. Think your too good for the law? Judge... prove the law means justice for all, not for some.



So there! Nyah Nyah!

1516 days ago
100.

Gunnergirl    

Lindsey has excuse after excuse for not doing what she should do.
Amazing it is NEVER her fault!!! The "poor" Lindsey train left long ago!!!! Good for the Judge!

1516 days ago
101.

Trish    

@little Arnie You just keep getting smaller and smaller. Hell there won't be nothing left of you. It's obvious that you have been dealt a unfair hand at life. But to attack the Walmart employees makes you an even smaller person.

1516 days ago
102.

Joy     

It's about time. I'm so tired of her saying she's okay and working. It's all bull****. Thank you Judge Marsha Revel for seeing Lindsey for what she is.

1516 days ago
103.

ARod    

Lindsey Lohan deserves jail time more then Paris Hilton did. Now that says a lot but Lindsey clearly has a problem and her enabler mom will never get her the help she needs. Jail is where Lindsey needs to be

1516 days ago
104.

bin    

Hopefully the judge will not back down and send her butt to jail!!!

1516 days ago
105.

snaffuu'    

Lindsay's story will be told in a big Hollywood film someday & the film will make $millions,....& so will Lilo, (if she keeps herself alive long enough)....but, she's living on the edge & wouldn't be the first star to die young,....it's hard laying around in bed & swimming pools in Hollywood mansions alone all day, when u are a star, I'm sure it drives her crazy & in the night time U just feel the urge to go & party ur ass off when u have some $$$ & luxury car, sexy friends, easy access to drugs, etc. etc.etc.....just like in the film "the Shining".....being alone can drive anyone crazy,...
& these young stars get to much to soon......

1516 days ago
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