Judge to Lindsay Lohan: 'Don’t push your luck'
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Keith L. Schwartz on Wednesday issued a polite but stern warning to Lindsay Lohan that if she messes up again, she's headed straight back to jail.
Schwartz said that unlike her misdemeanor drunk driving conviction, she is now facing a felony grand-theft charge -- which could send her back into custody on a probation violation.
He said he made more unfiltered comments to her attorney in chambers, but with the glare of the cameras, he said he was going to be as polite as possible.
"If you violate the law, I will remand you and set no bail and your attorney won't be successful this time," Schwartz said. "You're no different than anyone else, so please don't push your luck."
Lohan's attorney Shawn Chapman Holley said that Lohan has been complying with the terms of her probation and has met regularly with her probation officer.
She returns to court on Feb. 23, when, Schwartz said, if possible, they will try to settle the case.
The hearing lasted only a few minutes, but the media throng had been gathered for hours to await Lohan, who arrived uncharacteristically early to the hearing. She wore a tight, white knit dress and four-inch heels.
Prosecutors allege that Lohan stole a $2,500 necklace from a jewelry store in Venice.
-- Richard Winton
Photo: Lindsay Lohan arrives at Airport Courthouse Wednesday. Credit: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times