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Lohan Arrest Warrant a 'Misunderstanding'

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Mar 15, 2009 | 6:34am EDT

The warrant issued for the arrest of Lindsay Lohan was "born out of a misunderstanding," according to the actress' legal team.

Los Angeles authorities issued the warrant for Lohan on Friday in relation to her 2007 DUI conviction, which saw her sentenced to 24 hours in jail.

And now Lohan could be subject to arrest if police catch up with her.

Beverly Hills Police Lt. Mark Rosen says, "We are not actively looking for Ms. Lohan at this time. We are not anticipating her surrender this weekend. But if she comes in contact with police, she's subject to arrest.

"As for why we're not actively looking for her, that's not our procedure for this type of warrant. Her attorney is hoping to resolve this issue in the coming week. If it's not resolved, I'm sure we'll negotiate her voluntary surrender."

But the star's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, has played down the incident: "Since her case was resolved, Ms. Lohan has been in compliance with all the terms and conditions of her probation and all orders of the court. The warrant issued on Friday was, in our view, born out of a misunderstanding which I am confident I can clear up next week."

Lohan is expected to attend a hearing on Monday morning in a Beverly Hills court.

Los Angeles DA spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons says, "The judge apparently has indicated that Ms. Lohan should be in attendance."

The 22-year-old is currently serving a three-year probation term for the 2007 DUI incident.

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