Lindsay Lohan Given Until March 10 To Accept Plea Deal (Which Includes Jail Time) In Theft Case
Another stint behind bars is on the horizon for effed-up ex-child star Lindsay Lohan — that is if the troubled screen star accepts a plea deal to settle the felony grand larceny case against her.
It all stems from Lohan’s “alleged” theft of a $2,500 necklace from a Venice jewelry shop last month.
Clad in white, waist-high sailor pants and a black, plunging V-neck top, the Herbie: Reloaded actress slowly broke down as Judge Keith Schwartz made it clear there would be no resolution to the case without time behind bars. Lohan — only recently released from rehab — spent two weeks in confinement last summer after another Los Angeles judge found her guilty of violating the terms of her 2007 probation on DUI charges.
“This case does involve jail time, period. If you plead in front of me, you are going to jail, period,” Schwartz said as Lindsay’s estranged parents, Michael and Dina, sat nearby.
The judge also asked for a psych evaluation and told Linds to get a sponsor outside her family to support her.
As part of the plea deal, Lohan, 24, would have to admit to once again violating her probation. If she turns down a plea deal and is found guilty at trial, Lohan could spend up to three years in jail.
The actress has until March 10 to weigh her options and decide whether or not to accept the plea bargain.