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Michael Lohan due in court Wednesday on domestic violence charges

In this arrest photo made available by the Tampa Police Department, shows Michael Lohan following his arrest, Tuesday Oct. 25, 2011 in Tampa, Fla. Lohan was arrested after police received a domestic violence call from his Tampa home. He was arrested for battery on his live-in girlfriend. (AP Photo/Tampa Police Department)

Michael Lohan following his arrest on Tuesday Oct. 25, 2011 in Tampa, Fla.
AP/Tampa Police Department
(CBS/AP) TAMPA, Fla. - Michael Lohan, father of embattled actress Linsday, is due back in court Wednesday to face domestic violence charges after spending the last two weeks in jail.

The New York Daily News reports that his appearance in a Tampa court will deal with charges of domestic violence, violating a protective order, obstructing arrest and ignoring a judge's order to not even "dream" about his former girlfriend Kate Major - much less call her.

If convicted of all counts, he faces up to four years in jail.

Lohan was arrested on Oct. 25th after allegedly striking Major after a violent argument. He was warned by a judge to not make any contact with her, but two days later he was accused of violating his terms of release by harassing her over the phone.

In that same incident, he also tried to evade cops by jumping off a three story balcony. The judge denied him bail following that Oct. 27th arrest.

MIke Cox, spokesman for the Florida State Attorney in Hillsborough County, said "the charges are first-degree misdemeanors punishable with up to one year in jail (for) each."

Cox said that county inmates usually serve the majority of their sentences. This means Michael Lohan wouldn't get the same short-term jail treatment of five hours his daughter received in Los Angeles earlier this week.

Lindsay Lohan finished a 30-day sentence for her shoplifting and DUI cases in less than five hours Monday due to jail overcrowding.

"We're in better shape," Cox said. "People serve close to their prescribed sentences in Hillsborough County."


  • Katie Wiggin

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