Lindsay Lohan is facing possible jail time for charges of resisting, obstruction, providing false information to police officers and reckless driving. Lohan pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges last June after she crashed her car on the Pacific Coast Highway while on probation. According to Fox News on March 4, Lindsay refused a plea deal that could possibly avoid jail time in return for 60 days in rehab.
Last Friday, Lohan's New York lawyer Mark Heller was chastised by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Dabney for not knowing California Law. Now the case has to go to trial and Lindsay is refusing to exchange time in rehab for time in jail, saying she does not have an alcohol problem. According to an insider, Lindsay is not interested in rehab and also thinks there is no possible way that she will have to go to jail.
Unless Lindsay can find a new attorney, there is a chance the case will not go to trial as scheduled on March 18 if she is represented by her current incompetent lawyer Mark Heller. In that event, a plea bargain will have to be reached. According to sources, the latest update on a plea deal may get her out of jail and out of rehab. Since her arrest and charges were not related to drugs or alcohol, a new plea deal could be arranged that doesn't include spending time in rehab, but rather extensive counseling and lengthy community service.
Even with a rehab-free plea deal on the table, Lohan could still face possible jail time for up to 245 days if she is convicted of lying to officers and violating her probation for theft of a necklace. If a plea deal is not reached within the next two weeks and the case goes to trial, Lindsay's former assistant Gavin Doyle has agreed to help prosecutors and testify against her. Gavin believes it is in his ex-employer's best interests to provide evidence against her and will help her "get her life together".