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Another jail sentence may seem inevitable (hey, we're all thinking it) for Lindsay Lohan, but she can at least rest assured that it's not imminent.
Despite a report that Lindsay would be spending the summer in stripes after failing to attend, as ordered by the court, at least one alcohol-education course per week, Lohan's lawyer tells E! News that the embattled starlet remains in compliance with the court.
"Though there have been occasional weeks when Lindsay has missed her alcohol treatment class, she has always managed to make up the class the following week by attending two classes," Shawn Chapman Holley said.
"For this reason, we contend that Ms. Lohan is in substantial compliance with the conditions of her probation."
Get a load of those semantics, kids. Substantial is not complete.
LiLo's probation, for those requiring a refresher, stems from her DUI busts back in 2007. At a progress hearing on the matter last fall, the judge told Lindsay she must get court approval if she's MIA from the program for more than 21 days.
"If you don't do that, the deputy district attorney will be asking for jail time," the judge said at the time.
The current hitch is this: While Lohan has never gone more than 21 days without making an appearance at a class, she admittedly has gone more than 7 days without doing so, potentially violating another, seemingly conflicting, term of her probation.
So is she slammer-bound? Time will tell. While Lohan is supposed to complete all of her courses by July 14, her next progress hearing is set for May 20.
(Originally published April 30, 2010 at 11:08 a.m. PT)
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