The Lindsay Lohan trial is one celebrity news story making a buzz on the internet this weekend, as the LA Times reported this Friday, March 8, that actress and former child star Lindsay Lohan is “likely” going to be headed to trial in the coming weeks, as she has been unable to make a plea deal in the court case.
With the headline, “Lindsay Lohan trial: Lilo likely off to trial as plea deals falter”, sources report that there are less than 10 days left before Lohan’s trial for allegedly lying to police officers. However, it seems that both Lindsay Lohan and her lawyer are still far from making any sort of plea deal, and prosecutors still intend to proceed in the case.
The Lindsay Lohan trial will take place this March 18, 2013; the actress is charged with lying to police after claiming she wasn’t driving her Porsche after it struck a truck on the Pacific Coast Highway. The “Liz & Dick” actress also faces a violation of her probation charge for the shoplifting of jewelry back in 2011.
According to LA Times’ sources, Lohan’s attorney and the prosecutor are “faltering” in their discussions of a potential plea deal. Lilo’s attorney is reportedly not willing to accept any deal that offers less than 90 days his client would have to stay in a rehabilitation facility.
Due to overcrowding, city prosecutors are also reportedly not interested in Lohan facing jail time for her shoplifting charge, as she would realistically only spend one to two weeks behind bars. Prosecutors do believe, however, that Lindsay Lohan is a possible threat to both herself and the public, and that “effective treatment for her behavior” is in order.
In the Lindsay Lohan trial, LiLo faces a misdemeanor count of reckless driving, as well as giving false information to an officer and resisting an officer. Each misdemeanor carries a jail sentence from 30 days to a full year, if convicted.
Charlie Sheen recently added that all Lindsay needs is a "mentor." Her attorney told the judge last week that Lilo is in therapy, and that rehab alone will not help the star.
"This is not what she needs—rehab," Heller said. "Lindsay doesn't have a problem with alcohol and drugs. Lindsay's issues are very different."