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Lindsay Lohan back in court for jewelry theft case

Actress Lindsay Lohan arrives for a preliminary hearing at Airport Courthouse on Feb. 23, 2011, in Los Angeles. Getty

(CBS/AP) Lindsay Lohan arrived to attend a Los Angeles court on Wednesday, for a hearing where a judge could decide whether an allegation that the actress stole a $2,500 necklace can be resolved without going to trial.

The 24-year-old actress has pleaded not guilty to a count of felony grand theft over the necklace, which was taken from Kamofie & Co., an upscale jewelry store in the beachside community of Venice, Calif.

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During her arraignment on Feb. 9, Lohan's attorney Shawn Chapman Holley indicated the actress may be willing to take a plea deal if the terms are right.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz is expected to get reports on Lohan's probation and decide whether the case can be resolved before trial. He has indicated that he thinks Lohan violated her probation stemming from a 2007 drunken driving case, but has not indicated how he will handle the matter.

He also has threatened to jail the actress should she encounter trouble again.

"Everybody else has to follow the law," Schwartz told the "Mean Girls" star earlier this month. "You're no different than anyone else. So please, don't push your luck."

The necklace case has become the latest courthouse issue for Lohan. Last year, she was sent to jail twice and rehab twice for violating her probation.

Holley has denied the actress stole the necklace and said that the 24-year-old has passed all drug testing.

She spent three months in rehab at the Betty Ford Center and was accused by a rehab worker there of misdemeanor battery during an argument in December. Prosecutors in Riverside County have not yet decided whether to pursue charges in that case.

Roughly three weeks after her release, Lohan was accused of taking the necklace. It was turned over to detectives before they could serve a warrant to search Lohan's home.

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