Judge Elden Fox could sentence Lindsay Lohan up to one year behind bars when she appears for her probation violation hearing on Friday, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively .
A source close to the actress, 24, told RadarOnline.com: “Judge Fox could be inclined to sentence Lindsay on Friday up to one year in jail. The fact that he ordered Lindsay to appear, even though she is currently in rehab and not planning to fight the probation violation, has Lindsay’s legal team very, very, concerned.”
The insider continued, “Even though Judge Fox has previously said that any dirty drug test would result in an automatic 30 days behind bars, he could go above and beyond that and simply terminate her probation. If he does that, he can sentence Lindsay to up to one year in jail. She would get credit for time served from her stint at Lynwood earlier this year and would probably do four to five months in jail.”
As RadarOnline.com reported, Lindsay failed a drug test just 3 weeks after her release from UCLA Medical Center in August. She appeared in court and was immediately remanded to custody at Lynwood Correctional Facility. Her lawyer filed an appeal, however, and she was released after several hours. Lindsay then voluntarily checked into the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif. where she’s been receiving treatment.
A source close to Lindsay’s camp told RadarOnline.com, “I wouldn’t be surprised if she gets a year in jail and serves six months. I think everyone close to her would like to see her go back to rehab, but there’s an overwhelming feeling that something is going to happen to Lindsay if she doesn’t go away for a long time, so they’re reconciling with the fact that she could go to jail for a while. People are scared.”
As RadarOnline.com reported exclusively on Wednesday, Judge Fox has refused to meet with Lindsay’s lawyer and the DA before Friday’s hearing.
“Judge Fox is fair, but if there is an inclination that someone has violated his orders, he doesn’t have any patience for that,” the source told RadarOnline.com.