Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel assessed the progress of Lindsay Lohan's DUI probation earlier this week, but the Hollywood actress was not present in the courtroom. Instead, Lohan's DUI lawyer in Los Angeles stood in court on her behalf.
While Revel stated that Lohan was "in compliance" with her probation, the judge also noted that Lohan really needs to make attendance to her alcohol education classes a priority.
"Right now, the other things will take second place and this will take first place," Revel said at the hearing, according to Us Magazine.
Lohan, 23, was best known for her roles in the films Mean Girls and Herbie Fully Loaded, but her 2007 DUI arrest grabbed the media spotlight, and her conviction is still turning heads. She was originally sentenced to three years of probation for the DUI, but last October Judge Nevel ordered Lohan an extra year of probation for missing two many alcohol education classes (see earlier blog post "Lindsay Lohan DUI Back In The Public Eye
"). Now, the judge admits that her attendance is better, but that she has still missed classes.
Last October, the judge ordered that Lohan shouldn't be leaving Los Angeles without prior approval, yet she traveled to India last week to make a documentary on the human trafficking of women and children with BBC. During her travel leave, she missed mandatory drug education classes.
Now Lohan seems to be walking on thin ice with the law. She must attend alcohol education classes just about every single week in order to fulfill the mandatory six months of education by the judge's deadline of July 15, 2010. Lohan is due back in court for another hearing on February 18.