Lohan Walks Free After Judge Overturns Jail Decision

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September 25, 2010 | 1:20am EST

Lindsay Lohan has defied the odds again and is set to be released from jail overnight after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge overturned a decision to put the actress back behind bars.
Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore told the media Lohan would have to serve the full 30 days she was sentenced to for failing two drug tests and violating her probation on Friday, but reports suggest the Mean Girls star has already left Lynwood correctional facility after just 10 hours.

Shortly after her latest jail stint began, Whitmore told the press, “Ms. Lohan cannot be released early because this isn’t a jail sentence. She’s being held by court order until her hearing.”

But her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley appealed Judge Elden S. Fox’s surprise decision to remand the actress in custody without bail until her 22 October hearing, and another Superior Court judge, Patricia M. Schnegg, has ruled the original sentence was legally incorrect because it involved a probation violation for a misdemeanour conviction – and bail should have been an option.

Thanks to the updated decision, Lohan was allowed to walk free after posting $300,000 bail.

It’s the third time Lohan has served a fraction of her sentence at Lynwood – earlier this year, she spent just 13 days of a 90-day sentence behind bars.

TMZ.com reports Lohan will be fitted with another alcohol-monitoring bracelet this weekend under the terms of her release and she won’t be allowed to associate with known drug users. She’ll also be subjected to random searches.