Lindsay Lohan will go to jail if she accepts plea bargain, says judge
Image Credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty ImagesThis morning, Lindsay Lohan went before a Los Angeles judge, who rescheduled her grand theft hearing for March 10, so Lohan’s lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, could examine discovery and a settlement from the District Attorney. Judge Keith L. Schwartz told Lohan during Wednesday’s hearing, which was broadcast live: “You will be treated exactly the same as everyone else. No better, no worse.” Schwartz was, however, clear about how the case could play out if Lohan pleads guilty or no contest, therefore admitting that she violated parole: “This case does involve jail time, period,” he said. “If you plead in front of me, if it’s resolved in front of me, you are going to jail, period.” The amount of time the actress could spend in jail under the plea is not known.
Schwartz also insisted on obtaining information on Lohan’s psychological background, and told the actress that he wanted her to find a sponsor who was not related to a family member. “I want you to get on with your life,” he said. Lohan was accused of stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice, Calif., jewelry store. It’s been reported that Lohan’s lawyer is seeking a plea bargain.