Lindsay Lohan is back on the outside.
Having this routine down to a science by now, she wasted no time in posting $40,000 bail with the help of a bondsman and was driven away from Los Angeles Superior Court's Airport Courthouse in a black SUV.
The whole process took about an hour. So now what?
Lohan pleaded not guilty earlier today to a felony count of grand theft stemming from accusations that she walked out of a Venice, Calif., jewelry store with a $2,500 necklace that she hadn't paid for in tow.
Her lawyer has argued that Lohan left the store with the piece, mistakenly thinking it was on loan. It was returned after the store complained.
She's due back in court for Feb. 23. In addition to a maximum three years in prison for the theft charge, Lohan could be looking at jail time for possibly violating her probation from her 2007 DUI cases, which isn't set to expire until Aug. 11.
Less than an hour after hitting the road, Lohan was checking her Twitter account, responding to a concerned-sounding tweet from Celebrity Rehab establisher Dr. Drew Pinsky. (Oddly, her first apparent tweet was a link to a photo of her and Kanye West, taken Feb. 4 at a dinner party for designer Giuseppe Zanotti, but that disappeared a few moments later.)
So what did the celebrity Twitterverse have to say about the embattled star.
"That lindsay lohan necklace is one crummy looking piece of jewelry for twenty five hundred. can barely see it," quipped Howard Stern, a relative Twitter newcomer, having just signed up last week. "Felony grand theft? I would get an appraisal on that piece of junk."
"I am mortified how @Lindsaylohan is getting attacked when she is so fragile and just establishing her sobriety. Not at all what she needs," read the more serious tweet from Pinsky.
"@drdrew thank you for your support.. I appreciate it," Lohan tweeted in response. And that post stayed put.
(Originaly published Feb. 9, 2011, at 4:45 p.m. PT)