Lindsay Lohan appeared in court today for felony grand theft charges after allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice, California jewelry store.
Lohan, 24, pleaded not guilty to the charges Wednesday, saying she thought she was allowed to borrow the jewelry.
Lilo, who has been on probation for a 2007 DUI charges, received a stern warning from her new judge.
“You’re in a different situation now that a felony has been filed against you,” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz told her. “Although people have been courteous, in this court’s opinion, in only requesting $20,000 on the probation violation, you now have a pending felony case. So, in the interim, while this case is percolating until a resolution is reached, if you violate the law, I will remand you and set no bail.”
“A felony is a different situation,” he added. “You need to follow the laws just like everyone else. You’re no different than anyone else so please don’t push your luck because things will be different.”
Lohan was booked and will be immediately released. Her next hearing is set for Feb. 23 when, the judge said, they would try to “settle the case.”