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    >> there's a very real possibility of more jailtime in her near future. kristen welker has details. kristen , good morning.

    >> good morning, to you, willie . legalanti analysts say the d.a. could ask for six months jail time. if lohan decides to fight the charges, it could be very risky because a felony left condition carries a possible three-year prison sentence. lindsay lohan in the hot seat once again with stern words from another angry judge.

    >> one of the things about me is i treat everybody the same. i don't care that you're lindsay lohan versus john doe .

    >> reporter: so far, lohan has pled not guilty to stealing a $2,500 necklace, but prosecutors have offered the actress a plea deal . the judge made it clear that if lohan accepts the deal, she'll face jail time.

    >> if you plead in front of me, this case is resolved in front of me, you are going to jail period.

    >> reporter: the judge gave lohan until next month to decide whether to accept the deal. if she rejects the plea bargain , legal analysts say prosecutors will be forced to lay out their case in a preliminary hearing .

    >> it will be an opportunity for the prosecution and the defense to preview the kacase, get a sense of how strong it is and how credible the witnesses are.

    >> reporter: if the case goes to trial, it could be a tough battle.

    >> did you steal the necklace, lindsay?

    >> reporter: a source close to the investigation tells nbc news surveillance video shows lohan carrying the necklace out of the store the day it disappeared. a few days later she was photographed wearing the necklace. the actress made headlines during her last court appearance when she arrived wearing a tight white dress. this time she wore pants and a low-cut top, walking briskly past a throng of reporters into court. inside, the judge seemed focused on only one thing. lohan 's recovery, calling for more therapy for her.

    >> i want you to get on with your life. i want you to reach whatever potential you have and move on and quit causing yourself, your family, and anyone else around you additional stress, which is unnecessary.

    >> yeah, definitely.

    >> reporter: the " mean girls " star has been in and out of jail and rehab for violating her probation on a 2007 dui arrest and authorities in riverside, california, are investigating her for allegedly shoving an employee at the betty ford clinic where she was a patient. lohan has denied the claim. rehab experts say therapy could be exactly what she needs.

    >> she needs to be trapped both emotionally and physically to face herself and deal with issues from family to divorce, any of the kinds of things that stir up inside of her.

    >> now, lohan 's next court date is set for march 10 thchbth. she could be facing more jail time if a judge finds her in violation of her probation for these latest charges. we did reach out to lohan 's attorney, but we never got a response. willie ?

    >> kristen , thanks so much.

    >>> mark garagos, good morning.

    >> good morning, willie . how are you?

    >> i'm doing well. judge schwartz could not have been more clear to lindsay lohan yesterday, saying if you take the plea, you're getting jail time. if you go to trial, you might get more jail time. it's the classic legal gamble for lohan and her defense team. what would you do if you were in their shoes?

    >> well, this whole case is going to be driven by the fact that she's got a probation violation . the probation violation means that that judge or whatever judge hears that can impose jail time. she doesn't get a jury for that. conceivably, she could win the grand left case and still do jail time. in this case, i'm sure that her lawyer is trying to work a deal with the da's off. if they reach a deal that doesn't involve jail time, they will go to a different judge. they can do that because this judge is pretty much a weigh station before they go to a preliminary hearing .

    >> i want to follow up on that, mark. if she rejects the deal, she could land in court with a more lenient judge, as you say. how would that work exactly? would that be a smarter strategy for the lohan defense team?

    >> as of right now, she knows one thing. if she pleads in front of judge schwartz, she's going to jail. that's a given. she can say, no, let's take it to a preliminary hearing . if it turns out at the preliminary hearing that this case is not as strong as somebody thinks it is, meaning the da's office, annette myers, the da, might say, okay, if you want to plead, we'll let you plead to a felony, no jail time, we'll pick a judge that you can get sentenced in front of, and then they'll go in front of that judge and say this is our deal, will you go along with it? will you agree not to impose jail time for the probation violation ? that's the real key here.

    >> we've heard about the evidence, the surveillance video, the photographs from the paparazzi of lohan wearing the necklace. based on what you know, the details of the case, could she beat this at trial?

    >> yes, she could. this is not a case that is without defenses. she could -- she could beat this on a number of grounds. she might even, depending on -- on the circumstances at a preliminary hearing , she might be able to get it reduced to a misdemeanor at the preliminary hearing . the amount or the value of the necklace will come into play. and whether or not they've got substantial evidence that shows that she took it out, that she knew she was taking it out or did she say i'm going to return with it later on? for purchasing jewelry, that's not an uncommon situation.

    >> all right. we'll see what she decides to do. mark garagos, thanks.

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Actress Lindsay Lohan appears in court for a proceeding related to felony grand theft charges at the Los Angeles Airport Courthouse on Wednesday.
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updated 2/24/2011 8:29:17 AM ET 2011-02-24T13:29:17

A judge on Wednesday gave Lindsay Lohan roughly two weeks to decide if she will fight or take a plea deal in a felony grand theft case, but either decision could send the troubled starlet back behind bars.

Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz told Lohan he would sentence her to jail if she accepted a plea deal involving the theft of a $2,500 necklace from an upscale jewelry store.

"If you plead in front of me, if this case is resolved in front of me, you are going to jail," Schwartz said. "Period."

Lohan, 24, has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Rejecting the deal would trigger a hearing during which prosecutors would present some of their evidence to another judge. Schwartz said that judge would sentence Lohan for a probation violation if she determined Lohan should stand trial.

That could mean Lohan is sentenced to jail even before the theft case is tried.

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Schwartz has said he thinks the actress violated her probation in a 2007 drunken driving case, and two other judges have warned Lohan she faced a return to jail if she got into trouble again.

That was before police began investigating the "Mean Girls" star last month after the necklace was reported missing from the store in the Venice area of Los Angeles. The necklace was given to detectives by an unidentified Lohan associate before police could serve a search warrant.

Wearing high-waisted white pants and a low-cut black top, Lohan told Schwartz she understood her options. She left the courtroom wearing sunglasses and clutching her mother's hand.

Prosecutors gave Lohan's attorney Shawn Holley a copy of surveillance video from the jewelry store and police reports in the case. The potential evidence will now be reviewed by Lohan and Holley, who must decide how to proceed before the actress returns to court on March 10.

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Schwartz told the actress he was treating her like any other defendant and wanted her to know precisely what she was facing.

"I want you to get on with your life," Schwartz said.

He said he doubted Lohan would take the plea deal, which prosecutors declined to discuss after the hearing.

Lohan has lived with the near-constant prospect of returning to jail since May, when she missed a court hearing in the drunken driving case and a judge revoked her probation. She was sentenced to jail twice and rehab twice last year alone, but her incarcerations have been shortened by jail overcrowding.

Schwartz did not talk in detail about a report he received from probation officials, but said he thought Lohan's release conditions should be modified if she is placed back on probation. He also said Lohan should receive psychological counseling and get a new sobriety sponsor to "to get your life back on track."

Lohan's father, Michael Lohan, agreed with the judge's assessment after the hearing, saying his divorce from his wife had created many of their daughter's problems.

Michael Lohan believes his daughter should fight the theft case.

"I don't see Lindsay as a criminal," he said. "This is all a result of her addiction."

The theft case is not the former star's only legal concern. On Monday, she was cited for driving 59 mph (95 kph) in a 35 mph (56 kph) zone in West Hollywood, sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said.

Prosecutors in Riverside County are also considering whether to charge Lohan with misdemeanor battery for an altercation with a rehab worker at a Betty Ford Center facility in December. She received three months of treatment at the facility after failing a drug test last year.

The constant cycle of court appearances has kept Lohan's career stalled. She lost her part in a biopic of porn star Linda Lovelace during her recent rehab stint and has not appeared in any major projects since 2007, when she was arrested twice and charged with drunken driving and cocaine possession.

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  13. Another step toward freedom

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  19. Sentenced to 30 days

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  20. Cuffed and taken into custody

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  21. Far from perfect

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  22. Smile for the cameras

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  27. No deal

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Timeline: Ups and downs of Lindsay Lohan

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