LATEST: Lindsay Lohan's estranged father has praised Los Angeles authorities for not sentencing his troubled daughter to a lengthy prison sentence.
Michael Lohan, who was released from prison after serving time earlier this year (07), insists the judge who handed his daughter a one-day jail sentence on Thursday (23Aug07) made the right decision.
He says, "I am very thankful that the system saw it as longterm rehab that Lindsay needed and not long-term incarceration. This is a good thing.
"Lindsay is putting her life back in order. I believe Lindsay wants to do that."
And Lohan's father has also taped an interview with U.S. news show Extra, in which he praises all the people who are trying to help the Mean Girls actress, who was charged with seven misdemeanour and DUI charges in court on Thursday.
He adds, "I believe Blair Berk, her attorney, and Bev, her counsellor at (Utah rehab facility) Cirque Lodge have Lindsay's best interests at heart. The results are going to speak for themselves.
"I believe that Lindsay's restoration can and will be a great sermon to many."
Lohan was initially sentenced to four days behind bars, but a judge cut that in half and ordered her to carry out 10 days of community service instead. A further day was taken off the sentence because of time Lohan has already served during her arrests.