X17 EXCLUSIVE - Lindsay Lohan's Attorney Says She Can Go To Rehab Anywhere She Wants "As Long As The Judge Approves It"
Posted on Wed Mar 20, 2013 04:27 PM PDT
Lindsay Lohan initially expressed an interest in going to rehab in New York, but various news outlets have reported that the actress will have to look for a new place to serve her 90-day sentence, as there are no "lockdown" facilities in the state.
TMZ reported that prosecutors offered Lohan a plea deal based on attorney Mark Heller's information that "New York had lockdown rehab facilities" and "if there's no such thing, then she'll go to jail for 90 days," but neither Heller nor Lohan explicitly said that in court on Monday, rather, Judge Dabney said Lohan could complete her 90 days in New York if she wanted to.
Additionally, part of the plea deal that the Santa Monica City Attorney originally offered Lohan included a 60-day stay in a residential rehab facility, and Heller turned that deal down last month. We're not sure why TMZ's revised story states that it was Heller who was seeking 90 days in "lockdown" rehab, because rehab seems to have been part of the deal all along.
And based on what the judge said on Monday, Lohan was already cleared to do rehab in California too -- she just said she'd prefer rehab on the east coast. And not only that, but Lohan's attorney Mark Heller tells X17online exclusively, "She can serve anywhere in the country as long as the judge approves it."
And does it have to be a "lockdown" facility? Not necessarily! "The intent is that it be an in-house facility with supervision where she stays for 90 days," Heller told X17online. "The semantics are not as important as the credentials and the facility's experience." You see, a rehab center can't hold an adult for more than 72 hours unless they are a danger to themselves or others, and though there are a few establishments that call themselves "lockdown" facilities, they wouldn't be able to keep someone there for 90 days. So even though Lohan would be there on a court order, there wouldn't be anyone to prevent her from leaving -- it's up to her not to screw up.
So basically, all Lindsay REALLY has to do is pick a well respected rehab center, let the court know about it by May 2 and make sure she's there for 90 consecutive days. It doesn't matter if it's a so-called "lockdown" facility or not, as long as Lohan complies with the terms of her deal. (Minor detail: she has to submit to drug and alcohol testing and stay clean while she's there.)
Now that we've got all that cleared up, what are Lindsay's options?
Silver Hill Hospital (New Canaan, Connecticut)
Cost: $1,200 per day
Celebrity alums: Nick Nolte, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel and Liza Minnelli
Pros: It is a self-professed "lockdown" rehab which would keep the judge happy, and it's only an hour away from NYC, so Lilo's family can easily come visit
Cons: We can't think of any!
The Dunes (East Hampton, New York)
Cost: $105,000 for a 90-day stay
Celebrity alums: Lindsay would be the first ... that we know of
Pros: Clients have access to the pool, spa, tennis courts, a gym, a media room, massages, a personal trainer and individually designed nutritional meals
Cons: The judge might not approve this place because it's a little bit too much like a resort
The Caron Foundation (Wernersville, Pennsylvania)
Cost: $24,000 per 30-day stay
Celebrity alums: Liza Minelli, Tara Conner and Steven Tyler
Pros: "This center has become known as the rehab clinic to the rich and famous who are serious about getting clean," according to Business Insider
Cons: It doesn't seem private enough for Lindsay
Clarity Way (Hanover, Pennsylvania)
Cost: Approximately $30,000 a month
Celebrity alums: According to the center's website, their staff "is experienced with celebrity and high profile cases," and apparently they're doing a good job, because we don't know of any stars who have stayed here!
Pros: Clients stay in luxury living quarters (some of which are private), maximum enrollment is around 20 patients, and they have access to the pool, fitness training, massage and a business center with Internet access
Cons: We can't think of any!
UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital (Los Angeles, California)
Cost: Approximately $2,500 per day, but this does not include therapy, medicine or tests
Celebrity alums: Britney Spears, Mariah Carey and Lindsay Lohan
Pros: It is a self-professed "lockdown" facility, so this would probably keep the judge happy
Cons: It's in California -- Lindsay has already made it clear she doesn't want to serve her time on the west coast
Lynwood County Jail (Lynwood, California)
Celebrity alums: Paris Hilton, Khloe Kardashian, Nicole Richie and Lindsay Lohan
Pros: There's a chance she could get out early!
Cons: Um, it's jail.
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