Lindsay Lohan to face trial in car crash case
Washington: Lindsay Lohan, who apparently lied to police in her car crash case, will go to trial on March 18, it has been revealed.
All motions made by Lohan`s new New York City lawyer, Mark Heller, to delay or do away with altogether the actress` scheduled trial were denied by a Southern California Judge, who scolded the attorney for not being in compliance with California court procedures.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Dabney said there is no good reason to delay the case, Fox news reported.
He also told Heller that he needed to bring a lawyer with him on March 18 who can guide him through the differences between New York and California procedures.
Dabney said that either someone assists him who is competent in criminal law in California, or Lohan waives her right to say she wasn`t adequately represented.
Heller was seeking a delay to prepare his defense, and to allow her more time to undergo psychotherapy counseling and perform community service.
Heller`s motion to dismiss the case outright because, he contends, Lohan wasn`t read her Miranda rights by the Santa Monica police was also denied. Dabney said that was a matter for the trial.
The `Mean Girls` star has pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charges that also include obstructing officers from performing their duties while investigating the June crash.
Lohan was on probation at the time of the crash and could face up to 245 days in jail if a judge determines she violated the terms of her sentence in a 2011 necklace theft case.