Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner sentenced the actress Wednesday for violating the terms of her release by getting fired from a community service assignment at the Downtown Women's Center.
Nearly two weeks ago, Sautner revoked Lohan's probation after the actress failed to show up at her court-ordered community service at the shelter. Sautner said Lohan missed nine appointments at the location.
The 25-year-old "Mean Girls" star was taken into custody but was later released on $100,000 bail, pending Wednesday's hearing, at which Sautner threw down a sentence of 300 days in county jail. The sentence was stayed to 30 days.
Lohan, who must surrender by Nov. 9, was not eligible for house arrest, early release or electronic monitoring.
Sheriff's officials said Lohan may be at the jail for only a few hours. The actual length of the term will be set by the Sheriff's Department, which oversees county lockups.
"When you have 30 days for the charge that she has, she is subject to the early release that the sheriff has set up, so that means she can be booked in and be released the next day," said Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore.
The remaining 270 days of her sentence will be stayed depending on a complex list of community service and therapy requirements set within a monthly deadline.
When she completes her jail time, Lohan is required to report to the probation office the next day and report to court Dec. 14. Then, she must complete 12 days of community service at the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office and also complete four 45-minute psychotherapy sessions by Jan. 17.
Lohan must also complete an additional 12 days at the Los Angeles County morgue by Feb. 15, and serve another 17 days at the morgue and complete six more therapy sessions by March 29.
The actress is not allowed to leave the state or the country without approval for work or holiday visits.
Lohan is also getting a new probation officer that Sautner said she has ordered to report any violations directly to the court. If Lohan fails to comply with the new sentence, Sautner said she would immediately send the starlet to jail for the remaining 270 days of her sentence.
Wearing a navy blue and white polka-dotted dress, Lohan arrived at the courthouse about 10 minutes early and spoke only briefly in court, telling Sautner she understood the sentence and was OK with it.
Sautner was stern with Lohan.
"Although the Downtown Women's Center is willing to take you back, I'm not going to put them through that again," the judge said. "I looked into another group called the Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women. They refused to take you because they said you are a bad example for the women who are trying to get their lives in order. So, the morgue is willing to keep you."
Also during Wednesday's hearing, the district attorney requested that Lohan reimburse the women's shelter for the extra security they hired for the actress, amounting to approximately $100. Sautner refused to rule on this matter but said Lohan is free to pay the amount. The actress agreed to pay the shelter.
The actress has been regularly serving at the morgue since her last court appearance, but her time has not been without controversy. On her first day of service, she showed up late and was turned away. Lohan blamed her tardiness on confusion over where to report and delays prompted by the media coverage.
In another instance, she ordered 36 cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery for staff and volunteers at the morgue, but the cupcake delivery was turned away.
This will be Lohan's fifth jail sentence since being arrested twice for drunken driving in 2007. Her probation on that case is nearly over, but her release remains supervised after Lohan in May pleaded no contest to misdemeanor theft for taking a $2,500 necklace without permission in January.
The troubled actress has spent the past four years in and out of court and spent 13 days in a Los Angeles County jail last summer for violating her probation. She has also spent eight months in substance abuse and rehabilitation programs.