Lindsay Lohan and her lawyer Mark Heller were said to be deep into negotiations with L.A. prosecutors, in an attempt to avoid trial over her lying to cops and probation violation cases. However, Lindsay is apparently not cooperating at all. Multiple sources connected with the cases tell TMZ today that Lohan is, “adamant - she will not accept ANY punishment”.
Lindsay Lohan faces a March 18 trial for allegedly lying to Santa Monica police after her Porsche slammed into the back of a truck on Pacific Coast Highway last June, and she denied she was the driver. Lohan, 26, is also facing a probation violation for her Venice jewelry heist case from 2011.
Lindsay faces one misdemeanor count each of reckless driving, providing false information to an officer and willfully resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer. Each misdemeanor carries potential jail sentences ranging from three months to a year.
Lohan faces up to 245 days of jail time in her probation of violation case as well. The L.A. city attorney had been refusing to accept any deal of less than 90 days in a locked rehabilitation facility, according to sources.
Negotiations between Heller and Santa Monica city prosecutor Terry White also broke down, according to the L.A. Times. Prosecutors were concerned that Lindsay, “is a potential danger to the public and herself and believe they should curtail her behavior with effective treatment”, sources said.
However TMZ reports today that they’ve softened their position and are willing to throw out the rehab requirement in lieu of 90 days house arrest. Mark Heller was wrangling with prosecutors over how much house arrest Lindsay would accept, when she allegedly changed her mind.
Lohan is now reportedly going to the negotiating table absolutely unwilling to accept any punishment. So, that seems to leave two options. Lindsay can risk a trial, or plead “no contest” to the charges and throw herself to the mercy of the judge for sentencing.
As for the accident case, Lindsay’s former assistant Gavin Doyle is all set to testify that she was the driver at the time of the accident. That’s not exactly a bargaining chip. Lindsay should take the deal and be happy she got it.
Of course, Lindsay just may prefer a jail sentence. After all, her past experience has shown her she’ll likely only end up serving a fraction of it due to overcrowding and then she’ll be free to do as she pleases once again.