Lohan’s new lawyer still not approved for trial

Lindsay Lohan has yet to approve the lawyer requested to assist her New York-based attorney Mark Heller as she prepares to face charges of reckless driving and lying to police at trial on Monday.

Lindsay Lohan has yet to approve secondary counsel to represent her at trial on Monday.

The 26-year-old actress is due to face charges of reckless driving, providing false information to an officer and willfully resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer after her rented sports car crashed into a truck in Los Angeles last June.

The Mean Girls star has experienced a string of problems with her legal team since the incident.

She fired her long-term attorney Shawn Chapman Holley amid reports of mounting legal bills.

The actress subsequently hired New York-based attorney Mark Heller, who was deemed incompetent to practice law in California during a previous pre-trial hearing.

L.A. County Superior Court Judge James Dabney told Lindsay at the time she would be required to sign a waiver indicating his incompetence should she choose to proceed with him as her sole attorney.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Mark has asked a highly reputable local firm for assistance in the case.

Paul Wallin of Wallin & Klarich confirmed local criminal lawyer David Wohl had been requested by Lindsay’s attorney.

The firm as of Saturday was still waiting on Lindsay to sign off on their involvement.

“We are awaiting Ms. Lohan’s approval. Mr. Heller made the request. The court and our firm want to ensure the integrity of this case,” he said.

Paul added that Lindsay’s father, Michael Lohan, had been in touch with the firm.

David Wohl tried reaching out to the actress via Twitter on Friday.

“@LindsayLohan My law firm was hired by your Dad. He wants nothing but the best for you. We will be there Monday to help, if we’re allowed,” he wrote.

If David is brought in as lead counsel on Monday he is expected to request a delay in the trial.

Previous extensions requested by Mark Heller have been denied.

Even if she is found not guilty of this latest set of misdemeanours, Lindsay can still go to jail for up to 245 days if the judge deems she violated probation on her 2011 jewellery theft case.
Copyright: Cover Media 2013

Sunday, 17. March 2013