Lindsay Lohan Rejects Plea; Trial Likely Unless She Opts Out


Lindsay Lohan was back in court on Thursday and rejected a possible plea deal that would have involved jail time for the troubled starlet, instead opting for a continuance to fight felony theft charges she was hit with following claims of  a stolen necklace according to CBS News.

Lohan was warned by a judge weeks ago that any plea deal in her case would result in jail time, and speculation had it that Lohan's plea deal would have had her in jail for six months. Standing trial, Lindsay could potentially beat the charges.

A pre-trial hearing is set for April 22 with a different judge, but should Lohan change her mind by March 25 and decide to accept a plea deal, the trial would be nixed

The drama all started on January 22 when Lindsay allegedly walked out of Kamofie & Company, a Venice jewelry store, with a $2,500 necklace. Lindsay was caught on surveillance tape trying on the necklace and leaving the store with her group of friends.

Lindsay claims that she is not guilty of the felony grand theft charges. The 24-year-old actress alleges that she was loaned the necklace by the store owner for publicity purposes. The Mean Girls actress has since returned the necklace to the store but the charges still stand.

Just this week, the surveillance video was sold, reportedly for $35,000, and it could affect how the case proceeds at this point. Lohan is also reportedly mulling suing the store over the video's release.

On March 1, Lohan gave her first post-rehab interview to Extra, saying she was on a good path and that she had hoped to put the theft charges behind her. Watch a clip here:

 

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