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If Lindsay Lohan Takes a Plea Bargain, She’s Going Back to Jail

Lindsay Lohan just finished up a court hearing at which she was told that if she pleads guilty or no contest and accepts a plea bargain, she will go to jail on account of violating her probation and grand theft felony. Deputy D.A. Danette Meyers made a formal offer to settle the case, and Lindsay's lawyer will now consider the deal. If Lindsay doesn't accept a plea, she'll stand trial. However, with TMZ's live-streaming cameras pointed at him, Judge Keith Schwartz told the defendant, "I don't care that you're Lindsay Lohan. If this case is resolved in front of me, you are going to jail, period." Judge Schwartz also said he would want Lohan to undergo psychological evaluation, and for her to receive a sponsor that isn't an immediate family member, as part of her plea deal. Lohan's lawyer, Shawn Holley, has until March 10 to think this over. However, Lohan reportedly already told a source, "I didn't steal," and that she'll stand trial and won't accept any plea bargain that involves jail time. In other news, she looked great: White pants, black top, and a big, chunky necklace. Was it the one she allegedly stole? No, but that would be ballsy. [TMZ]