Lindsay Lohan isn't going to jail just now, but a California judge gave the troubled actress a stern warning after she entered a plea in the latest shoplifting charges against her.
The 24-year-old Lohan has pled not guilty to a grand theft charge for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice jewelry store.
"Miss Lohan, let me just tell you a couple things, so we have no misunderstandings," said Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Keith L. Schwartz. "You need to follow the laws just like everybody else. Look around this room. Everybody needs to follow the law. You're no different than anyone else, so please don't push your luck."
Subsequently, prison minister Marty Angelo sent Lohan another offer-to-help letter.
"This is my third letter I have sent to you, Lindsay," Angelo wrote. "I am saddened to see you having to go through another formal charge when none of this would have happened to you had you taken me up on my offer back in 2007 and again in 2010."
Angelo was referring to his attempt to help Lohan after her father, Michael contacted him in 2007 asking Angelo to reach out to his daughter by sending her and her mother, Dina a copy of his book, "Once Life Matters: A New Beginning." Michael Lohan informed Angelo he read his life-changing book while incarcerated and at Teen Challenge in NYC.
Angelo not only sent a copy of his book to Lindsay and Dina Lohan but also wrote Lindsay two letters offering to serve her pending jail time if she would enroll and complete a 12-month faith-based residential treatment program.
"These new charges you are facing did not have to come to pass had you taken up my offers," Angelo continued. "You are taking 'a road of least resistance' that most substance abusers take thinking they can 'fix themselves' by only going to a 30-day secular rehab. Those programs have a very low success rate which you are proving. You need at least 12-months of faith-based treatment to finally beat your troubles."
The Lohan family could not immediately be reached for comment.
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