After a rollercoaster day in court, Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to four months in jail on Friday.
The troubled actress, 24, was attending a hearing to decide whether she would stand trial for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace.
At first, things seemed to go well for Lindsay – the judge reduced the severity of the case from grand theft to a lesser charge.
That means, when Lindsay returns for trial in June, she could face a maximum 12 months behind bars instead of three years.
But the judge then stipulated that, despite the impending trial, she had seen enough evidence to rule that the star had violated the terms of her probation for a previous drink driving conviction.
For that, she was sentenced to 120 in prison – to begin immediately – plus 480 hours of community service.
Because of the reduction, Lindsay was able to post a $75,000 bail and was released within hours of arriving at Lynwood jail.
She remains free pending an appeal of the sentence – which legal experts say she has a slim chance of winning.
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