Lindsay Lohan's get-out-of-jail-free card has finally expired.
As LiLo continued her exhaustive search of Cannes' yacht fleet, a Los Angeles judge this morning revoked Lohan's probation, set bail at $100,000 and issued a bench warrant for the absentee actress, making good on an earlier threat of possible jail time for the unreliable party girl.
"This isn't just a DUI case," the judge said. "There's reason for the court to be concerned."
And judging by what Lohan may now be facing, there's reason for her to be concerned, too.
"She has a history of not keeping scheduled appointments," said the no-nonsense Judge Marsha Revel. "I couldn't be more clear about the priority of this case and getting things done.
"She should have made sure she either didn't go to Cannes or, if she went there, she should be back two days early. If she wanted to be here, it looks to the court she could have been here...She's not here. There's really no valid excuse."
Lohan's attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, did her best to save her client from harsh punishment, saying the actress now has her passport and will fly home as soon as she can get a flight.
Holley also attempted to convince the court that Lohan's passport was in fact stolen—and not some kind of creative excuse to blow off the hearing—saying that she went to the airport but didn't realize until she attempted to board the flight that it was missing.
"She had every intention to go to the alcohol program yesterday," she said. "She had every intention of making it to court."
The prosecutor was not as convinced.
"I'd like to see the ticket that she purchased," said Deputy D.A. Danette Meyers. "I'd like to see some good-faith evidence that she was going to be here."
As for Revel, she wasn't taking any of Holley's excuses, either, and said there was probable cause to believe that Lohan was in violation of her probation. If Lohan doesn't post the $100,000 bail, she's going to jail. If she does, there's still some pretty intense restrictions in place.
Lohan has been ordered to not drink any alcohol whatsoever until her next formal hearing. She will also have to start accessorizing with an alcohol-sniffing SCRAM device (hello, ankle monitor!) upon her return to the States. Until her next hearing, she will also be subjected to random drug testing with a minimum of one test per week, as determined by the Santa Monica probation office.
"If she's not in violation of probation, great news for her," Revel said. "If she is, we'll deal with that."
The exact reason for Lohan's possible violation is failure to adhere to the judge's orders to attend one alcohol education course per week, which is quite different than knocking off four a month, as the judge suspects Lindsay has been doing.
"Actions speak louder than words. She has to take this seriously. I warned her."
As for how, exactly, Lohan will enter into police custody, at a press conference following this morning's hearing, Los Angeles Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said it may not be as drama-free as Lindsay turning herself in.
"This individual will be treated like anyone else," he said, adding that it was possible some cuff-bearing officers could even be waiting for the actress upon her return to LAX.
"At the airport, that is potentially a possibility."
Meanwhile, Holley continued the difficult task of defending Lohan's behavior after the hearing, offering up more excuses for the ill-advised last-minute trip abroad.
"As you know...it's her job. The fact of the matter is, she has an excellent report from the alcohol program. She's done 10 of the 13 classes she's supposed to do. The fact is, she intended to be here today...her passport was stolen."
So we've heard.
As for that potential airport arrest, Holley admits "there's a chance" it'll happen. But just don't ask her about Lindsay's yacht-hopping ways.
"I wasn't aware of the fact she was partying on a yacht," she said. "There are a lot of parties in Cannes...I was in contact with her all day yesterday. She was frantically trying to get her passport."
(Originally published on May 20, 2010 at 9:09 a.m. PT)