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Lindsay Lohan Update: Judge tells actress jail is guaranteed if she pleads guilty to stealing necklace

Lindsay Lohan arrives at Los Angeles Superior Court, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, where a judge could decide whether an allegation that the actress stole a $2,500 necklace can be resolved without going to trial. The "Mean Girls" star has pleaded not guilty to a count of felony grand theft over the necklace, which was taken an upscale jewelry store in the beach side community of Venice. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) AP Photo/Reed Saxon

Lindsay Lohan Will Face Jail Time for Felony Grand Theft Charges If She Accepts Deal, says Judge
Lindsay Lohan arrives at Los Angeles Superior Court Feb. 23, 2011
AP Photo/Reed Saxon
(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - Lindsay Lohan's prospects for staying out of jail were cut at least in half today by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge, who told the "Mean Girls" actress that if she pleads guilty or no contest to the felony grand theft charges against her he will send her to jail.

If Lohan refuses the terms of the deal, the case will go to a preliminary hearing where prosecutors will lay out evidence against the actress.

 Judge Keith Schwartz opened the brief hearing by saying that surveillance tapes from the Venice, Calif. jewelry store where Lohan is accused of stealing a $2,500 necklace have been turned over to her attorney.

Judge Schwartz then told Lohan that he did not care about her celebrity status and that the felony charges merited jail time, but the verdict was still out on how much time.

"If you plead in front of me, if this case is resolved in front of me, you are going to jail," Schwartz said. "Period."

He requested additional psychological information on the actress in order to determine her mental health, reports RadarOnline.

Judge Schwartz, who has a "feeling" Lohan will not accept the district attorney's offer to settle the case, continued the hearing to March 10 and wished Lohan good luck until then, says the gossip site.

Lohan is due in court again Friday for a probation hearing where a judge will decide whether to press battery charges against her for an alleged altercation she had with a worker at the Betty Ford Rehabilitation Center back in December.


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