Lindsay Lohan's new lawyer, Mark Heller, believes there is something about the troubled actress that needs "fixing," as he said in an ill-conceived letter to prosecutors which asked them to team up with him and help "fix her." Lohan, though, does not believe anything is wrong with her, and thus on Wednesday she turned down a sweet plea bargain agreement that would have involves counseling and possibly some sort of rehab, but no jail time.
According to reports, on Wednesday, Santa Monica and L.A. City prosecutors had a noon meeting via telephone with Lohan's new lawyer, Mark Heller. Heller is driving a hard bargain. Sources connected to Lohan say that prosecutors insisted that the actress accept sixty days in a residential rehab facility.
Heller, though, wanted less, a lot less. Prosecutors caved somewhat, and offered about 30 days in rehab as opposed to the original offer. However, Heller still didn't accept. Perhaps he's not such a bad trade from Lohan's earlier attorney, Shawn Holley, after all.
On the other hand, it seems that Heller is suffering from the same "I can't control Lindsay" syndrome that was reported earlier by another Lohan attorney, Julia Azrael.
As in that case, he apparently can't control Lohan. While Heller is willing to accept a plea bargain that includes counseling and possibly some rehab, but Lohan is adamant She won't accept "punishment for something I didn't do" and says won't take a deal that involves anything like that.
Unfortunately, it sounds like the only way to avoid any punishment at all would be if Lohan were to go to trial and win.
Lohan's next court date is -- Friday. The March 1 date is a pre-trial hearing and Lohan is not required to attend. The actual trial will begin on March 18.