A Chanel and YSL-clad Lindsay Lohan was told by a stern and firm judge yesterday that her next role will probably be as a prisoner.
The troubled 24-year-old starlet has two weeks to decide if she wants to cop a plea for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace while on probation for her 2007 DUI conviction.
But if she agrees to a deal, she’s going behind bars Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz told her.
"If you plead in front of me, if this case is resolved in front of me, You are going to jail – period,” Schwartz lectured the wayward mean girl. “I don’t care that you’re Lindsay Lohan.”
Schwartz intimated that Lohan could face more jail time if she insists on going to trial before another judge. He also asked for supporting “psychological” documentation from her attorney to better decide what kind of therapy or other support Lohan might need to turn her life around.
Even she goes to trial and beats the case, the judge could still put her in the slammer for violating her probation.
The Daily News reported that prosecutors were offering Lohan three years felony probation and six months in jail. She has until March 10 to make a decision.
There is reportedly security video from Kamofie and Co. showing LiLo wearing the necklace that the store insists was stolen on Jan. 22 andd Lohan – who has a long history of scrapes with the law – insists she was loaned.
In such a high-profile case, “she probably won’t get a better deal,” than what Schwartz will give her, especially if the video shows her stealing the necklace, said David Fisher, a criminal attorney and partner in Fisher, Byrialsen & Kreizer. Her only hope is if there is “new and compelling evidence in terms of a defense to show she’s not as guilty as she seems at first blush.”
But sometimes, Fisher noted, attorneys are pressured to take cases to trial by clients “who can’t accept what needs to be done: They just don’t want to accept the choices they have.”