LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Lindsay Lohan will return to court March 10 after a brief hearing at the Airport Branch Courthouse Wednesday morning.

The “Mean Girls” star, who is facing grand theft charges for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace, arrived with her father, Michael Lohan, just before the start of a hearing in the case.

Lohan has pleaded not guilty, but her attorney has indicated that she may accept a plea deal.

The necklace case has become the latest courthouse issue for Lohan, who was sent to jail twice and rehab twice last year for violating her probation.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz told Lohan “there’s going to be jail time in this case” if she pleads guilty or no contest before him.

“If the case settles here … you will be going to jail, period,” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Keith L. Schwartz told Lohan.

“Everybody else has to follow the law,” Schwartz told Lohan earlier this month. “You’re no different than anyone else. So please, don’t push your luck.”

Lohan spent three months in rehab at the Betty Ford Center and was accused by a rehab worker there of misdemeanor battery during a December argument. Prosecutors in Riverside County have not yet decided whether to pursue charges.

About three weeks after her release, Lohan was accused of taking the necklace from Kamofie & Co., a jewelry store near Lohan’s new home in Venice. The necklace was turned over to detectives before
they could serve a warrant to search Lohan’s home.

The 24-year-old actress’s career has been stalled for months; she lost her part in a biopic of porn star Linda Lovelace while she was in rehab at Betty Ford.

Lohan’s attorney, Shawn Holley, has denied the actress stole the necklace and said she’s passed all drug testing.

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Comments (18)
  1. CarolB says:

    She had better go to jail, like the Judge said everyone else has to follow the law and she is no different, so if she does not go to jail, that would mean that she is special, and that our laws are only for the regular population. How can she say she did not steal the neclace, when the store is the one that called to cops to report the necklace stolen………..duh.

  2. Barbara says:

    Put her jail and make her start being accountable for all the crimes she has committied . Enough is enough ! ! !

  3. Nellie says:

    I guess that explains the annoying helicopter over my neighborhood right now. I live very close to that court house.

  4. Lindsay loserhan says:

    Send her to jail!

    She is not special and does not deserve to get so many chances! She is a sociopath and pathological liar!

  5. gothic serpent says:

    I think they should give her the choice of jail or military duty.

  6. Duh!! says:

    Guess she better put up a porn web site so she has some income while she is in the pokey. She should do just what her character in the movie Machete was doing. Getting naked on camera and posting the video up to a web site.

  7. Jim Gates says:

    heres the problem she goes to jail its going to be celeberty jail no celeberty ever goes to general population it will be like a hotel like the gottis so it will just be a 3 year vacation

    1. Mike says:

      Maybe 3 with good behavior


    Sheriff’s deputies can take pictures of Lohan in the shower and sell it for MAJOR $$$$$$$$$$$$.

  9. John Jason Chun says:

    She looks like 40!!!

  10. ginny says:

    2 judges who she has, obviously, pushed to their limits and she still seems to think she is entitled to be treated differently. Imagine how much better off she would have been if she had faced the music after the very first charges and none of this would be happening. But, noooooo, she had to do it her way. I’m glad to hear this judge say that jail time will happen if she takes a plea deal. Time to line of the trial dates. And it’s time that Ms. Lohan face the music like the rest of the regular people do, because thats about all she is now.

  11. Saber1 says:

    Why is this skank news? Put this hole in jail for 5 years in general public and charge her $250,000.00 for court cosats, police officers and our time when she comes on TV.

  12. No Beach says:

    This case is very unprofessionally handled by a judge hungry for attention and someone who should take care of her own problems. It is a sad generation that csulb kidz are additced to this nonsense.

    The people who gossip should take a walk in the shoes of people who are SICK and TIRED of hearing about her. The judge should do so too. Keep Lohan out of the news and peace and quiet will occur.

    GO USC! USC Beat Long Beach 14-10 in water polo on Sun.

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