Heather Locklear Spotted in L.A. After Completing Court-Ordered Rehab

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Heather Locklear was just seen shopping in Los Angeles, her first time out in public since completing her court-ordered stay in a rehab facility.

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The 58-year-old Melrose Place actress was photographed in a simple ensemble: black leggings, a white tank top, a heather gray sweatshirt, topped with a solid black baseball hat.

First Public Appearance Since Leaving Mental Health Facility

This was the first time that Locklear has been spotted after she was officially discharged from a residential mental health facility on September 20th. Since completing the 30-day program, Locklear has been taking part in a structured out-patient program as well.

The actress was court-ordered to complete the treatment program  after pleading no contest to eight misdemeanor counts stemming from two 2018 arrests.

Locklear was first arrested in late February 2018 on suspicion of felony domestic battery, multiple counts of battery on a police officer and emergency personnel, and resisting and obstructing a police officer.

Officers had responded to a domestic disturbance at her residence, where Locklear had allegedly battered her boyfriend, Chris Heisser. When police arrived, Locklear was uncooperative and attacked three deputies.

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Locklear was then arrested again in June 2018 while heavily intoxicated. A family member called 911, but when officers arrived, Locklear reportedly punched an officer and kicked an EMT. She was charged with two misdemeanor counts of battery and one count of resisting or obstructing a police officer.

Only hours after she was released from custody, the actress was hospitalized for a possible overdose and underwent a psychological evaluation.

Court Battles and Mandatory Rehab

She was due back in court on June 14th, but her pretrial hearing was postponed until August 16th. During that hearing, Locklear pleaded no contest to all eight charges: five counts of battery on an officer, one count of battery on an emergency medical personnel, and two counts of resisting or obstructing an officer.

After pleading no contest to all eight counts, the actress was sentenced to 120 days in jail. However, the sentence was stayed pending completion of a 30-day treatment program at a residential mental health facility.

Although this is not the first time the actress has sought help–an inside source claims she has an issue with alcohol and pills, and has been to rehab more than 20 times–her loved ones are hopeful that this time the treatment will stick.