Judge to Lohan: “Don’t Push Your Luck”; Star Taken into Custody
Lindsay Lohan pled not guilty to a felony charge of grand theft in court today. The actress must return to court on February 23 for a preliminary hearing.
In light of the recent allegations, prosecutors requested that Lohan’s probation be revoked. Judge Keith Schwartz did not mince words with Lohan. He explained, “You’re in a different situation now [with a felony].”
Judge Schwartz warned Lohan, “You need to follow the laws just like everybody else… You are no different than anyone else… so please don’t push your luck.” The judge told Lohan, if she violates the law in the interim, “I will remand you and set no bail.”
He set her bail at $20,000 for this infraction, and revoked her probation stemming from her DUI arrest, setting bail for that at $20,000, bringing Lohan’s total bail to $40,000, which she will post shortly. Lohan has been accused of stealing a $2,500 necklace from a jewelry store in Venice, California last month.
After the District Attorney’s office informed the judge that the owners of the store had been alarmed after receiving flowers from Lohan’s camp following the incident, Schwartz told Lohan that neither she nor her associates should can have any contact with the owners. Throughout the proceeding, which lasted less than ten minutes, Lohan sat quietly next to her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley.