Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Lindsay Lohan...pleads not guilty on felony charge of grand theft! Stay-away orders!

Lohan may have to sport fashions courtesy the local jailer!

Lindsay Lohan ran the media gauntlet once again - at the Airport Courthouse with jurisdiction over pending legal issues - to appear at an arraignment today on a grand theft felony charge in connection with the alleged disappearance of a pricey necklace.

Once again, the scripted material was pretty predictable.

Say what?

"Who me, guilty of theft?"

With little ado, Ms. Lohan informed the Judge presiding over the proceedings - Keith L. Schwartz - that she was most "not guilty".

Although his honor hinted that he might deny bail, he reneged on that promise.

A short while later, Ms. Lohan's bail was set at $40,000.00 smackeroos.

"You're in a different situation now that a felony has been filed against you," Schwartz told Lohan.

"You need to follow the laws just like everybody else. You're no different than anyone else, so please don't push your luck."

Because there appeared to be some effort on the part of "someone" (Lohan's handlers?) - to butter up the Venice Beach shopkeeper (flowers were delivered on the heels of the filing of the felony charge) - the Judge ordered the "Mean Girls" star to stay away from the premises in the future.

Lohan will trot back to court on Feb. 23.

The sexy thespian is no stranger to the law.

The troubled starlet is currently on probation for a misdemeanor drunk-driving conviction.

And, allegations that she twisted the arm of a worker at the Betty Ford Center, are still under investigation.

In the media frenzy that followed the announcement of Lohan's new run-in with the law, her attorney released a statement to the press, in which he stridently acknowledged that the actress would fight all criminal charges tooth-and-nail.

Meanwhile, legal analysts note that Lohan could be ordered to appear before a Judge in a Beverly Hills court in the near future, to determine whether the grand-theft charge constitutes a probation violation warranting jail time.

News at 11!

Airport Courthouse scene of latest media blitz!