Movie star and actress Mischa Barton, 22, recently admitted that she checked herself into rehab after her December 2007, arrest for DUI in Los Angeles. Barton stated that by checking herself into rehab that it helped her get a reduced sentence. She stated that:
“It really helped in getting the more serious aspects of my case dropped because, you know, that’s what they want to hear; you’re not an alcoholic and you don’t have a problem.”
In April, 2008, with the use of a Southern California criminal defense attorney, Ms. Barton pled out the DUI case for 36 months of probation, fines and alcohol education classes.