Lindsay Lohan has lucked out again — for now, at least.
The actress was swarmed by shutterbugs as she arrived at L.A.'s Airport Superior Court on Wednesday. The 24-year-old walked into the courtroom at 1:08 p.m. wearing a tight white Kimberly Ovitz dress, black patent leather heels and oversized sunglasses.
While waiting for her arraignment to begin, an eyewitness tells UsMagazine.com that "Lohan was smiling at times and even laughing."
Less than 15 minutes after L.A. Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz entered the courtroom, Lohan's probation was revoked for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice, Calif. jewelry store on January 22; her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, waived a reading of the charges and entered a plea of not guilty.
Schwartz set the Mean Girls star's bail at $40,000 — $20,000 for the theft charge, and an additional $20,000 for the possible probation violation. Lohan's next hearing is scheduled for February 23.
Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers also asked that Lohan and her "associates" stay away from Kamofie & Co., whose employees were alarmed after receiving "some flowers" on Lohan's behalf; Schwartz agreed to Meyers' request.
"You're in a different situation now that a felony has been filed against you. Although people have been courteous, in this court's opinion, in only requesting $20,000 in the probation violation, you now have a pending felony case. If you violate the law, I will remand you and set no bail," Schwartz told Lohan.
"You're no different than anyone else, so please don't push your luck, because I'm telling you, things will be different," he warned. "Do you understand what I'm telling you?
"Yes, your Honor," she responded.
Lohan was then remanded behind closed doors; she was not handcuffed. According to L.A. County Sheriff's Department Public Information Officer Steve Whitmore, "she was arrested at 2 p.m. and booked at 2:01 pm. Because it is a felony charge, she had a DNA swab and she was cooperative throughout the entire process."
Lohan was then flingerprinted before a bond agency posted her $4,000 bail, officials confirm. She was released shortly after.
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