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Nice Try, Lindsay Lohan — But Experts Say Not Even A Sober House Is Going To Keep You Out Of Jail!

Mon, July 19, 2010 3:11pm EDT by 2 Comments

Although it might help her detox before heading to the slammer, experts tell that Lindsay’s stay at her lawyer’s sober house won’t lessen her jail time

We applaud you that you’re trying to clean up your act, Lindsay Lohan, but sorry – it’s too little, too late! While drying out at Pickford Lofts, your lawyer’s sober house, might be a good move for your body, two experts say there’s no way this desperate stunt will change Judge Marsha Revel’s mind about your 90-days of jail and 90-days of rehab sentence!

“Lindsay’s lawyer, Robert Shapiro, is doing everything he can to help his client out of a jam,” Los Angeles-based criminal defense attorney Steve Cron tells “He’s going to say to the judge, ‘Look, Lindsay is doing well. She’s following the rules. Give her a chance for her to earn her freedom.’ I think the odds of him being successful are extremely slim. I think the judge has realized Lindsay is not into getting help and that the only way to get her attention is to put her in jail.”

Lindsay, 24, conveniently checked into the LA-based “safe haven” on July 14, only six days before her jail time begins, not nearly enough time to effectively detox her body.

“The problem is, it’s not a long enough period for her to get off of all her medication,” Los Angeles-based addiction expert Marty Brenner says, explaining, “To detox off all the medications she’s taking, it takes at least a couple of weeks. She’ll still be going through her detox in jail.”

Will the court allow Lindsay to slowly wean off her prescription drugs (which include the pain killer Dilaudid and Adderall) or will they make her cut them out cold turkey?

“They should allow gradually decrease her intake. That’s the humane way of doing it,” Brenner explains. “But they might not. It’ll be tough.”

Lindsay checks into court tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. After removing her SCRAM bracelet, she’ll be escorted to Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, Calif. where she’ll stay until the sheriff lets her out due to over-crowding in the county jails.

–Kirstin Benson