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Lindsay Lohan arrives in court for necklace theft case

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Actress Lindsay Lohan escorted by Los Angeles County Sherriff deputies arrives for preliminary hearing at Airport Courthouse on Feb. 23 in Los Angeles, California. Lohan was charged with a felony count of grand theft for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a jewelry store in Venice on Feb. 23 in Los Angeles, California.

AP reports:

A judge told Lindsay Lohan on Wednesday he would sentence her to jail if she accepted any plea deal from prosecutors to avoid a trial for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from an upscale jewelry store.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz tersely told the troubled starlet what she could expect if she pleaded guilty or no contest in the felony case.

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

Prosecutors offered Lohan's attorney, Shawn Holley, the terms of a plea deal in a closed chambers meeting with Schwartz. The details were not immediately released, but Schwartz said he didn't think Lohan would take offer.

She left the courtroom clutching her mother's hand.

The judge told Lohan that he was treating her as he would any other defendant, and that he wanted her to get the case resolved and reach her full potential.

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