The ‘Mean Girls’ actress is due in court tomorrow (20.05.10) and may be sent to prison for violating her probation following her arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) in 2007, but Michael insists that wouldn’t bother her.
He told X17online: “Lindsay doesn’t need to go through the jail process. She thinks that three days in jail is better than 60 days in rehab and she’s sadly mistaken. Lindsay doesn’t realise how horrible it is to be in jail for one, two, three days or longer. It’s something that would stick with her for the rest of her life and she doesn’t need any more torment.”
Troubled Lindsay – who spent 84 minutes in jail in 2007 – is currently in France at the Cannes Film Festival and may not be able to get back to Los Angeles due to the volcanic ash over Europe, which is threatening flights.
However, Michael’s lawyer, Lisa Bloom, insists she shouldn’t have gone with such an important date looming.
She said: “The last time Lindsay went to jail, it was only for 84 minutes, so she probably feels that if she gets jail time, it will be for a short period of time. If she thinks that, she’s playing with fire.
“I hope she’s back in time. She’s known all along that this hearing was coming up. Unfortunately, Lindsay decided to risk going to Europe especially with passengers having flight problems. The volcano erupting is no excuse. When you have a court date, come hell or high water, you be there. If she fails to show up for Thursday’s hearing, it’s almost certain she’ll be going to jail. She needs to show respect for the courts and let the judge know that she’ll be attending her classes. Showing up on Thursday is absolutely critical.”
After being arrested Lindsay was ordered to complete an alcohol education course, which she has not yet done.