Lindsay Lohan Rejects Rehab Plea Bargain, is Heading to Trial

Lindsay Lohan is rejecting a plea bargain that would put her in rehab but keep her out of jail and will go to trial, sources say.

Lindsay Lohan has rejected a plea deal that would place her in rehab, it has been rumored. Photo: Celebrity Alike/Flickr

The troubled ‘Mean Girl’ is now set to go to trial after turning down the deal, which would have placed her in rehab for nine months – but kept her out of prison.

The 26-year-old is now facing charges relating to a car accident which happened last summer, reports The New York Daily News.

The actress is charged with lying to police officers after allegedly stating she was not driving at the time of the crash.

The star recently fired her hotshot lawyer Shawn Holley and Mark Heller, who previously had his law license suspended for five years, is now acting as her attorney, The Daily Mail writes.

“Mark believes he can get Lindsay acquitted of all criminal charges stemming from her car accident in Santa Monica last summer,” a source reportedly told Radar Online.

“Lindsay has convinced Mark that she never lied to cops when they asked her if she was driving the car that day.”

The source went on, adding: “There was a plea bargain offer on the table for Lindsay to go to rehab for nine months, but she absolutely refused that. Mark won’t sign off on a deal that sends Lindsay to rehab for more than 60 days.”

According to the website, being in a shocking twist, Lohan may even take the stand and testify in her own defense.

The source said: “There is talk of Lindsay taking the stand because she feels that once a jury hears her side of events she will be acquitted.”

Recent reports suggest that the troubled actress owes former attorney, Holley more than $300,000 in legal fees.

“Lindsay owes Shawn over $300,000 in legal fees and she hasn’t made any payments to her in over six months,” an insider previously told reporters.

“Lindsay hadn’t paid anything for any of the work Shawn has done on her three new criminal charges of lying to cops in connection with her car accident in Santa Monica last summer. Shawn has kept Lindsay out of extended jail stays for over five years now “

Heller is based in New York City, and has obtained the necessary license to practice in California, sources unveiled.

“Mark will be with Lindsay in court on January 30 at which point a date will be set for the trial,” a source said. “Lindsay’s probation violation hearing would be held at the conclusion of the criminal trial. “

Commissioner Jane Godfrey already has revoked her probation: “Even if Lindsay is acquitted on the criminal charges, she can still be found in violation of the terms of her probation stemming from her necklace theft case.”

“Lindsay has made it clear to Mark that she won’t be going back to jail, or to rehab under terms that she doesn’t agree to but it doesn’t appear that Lindsay comprehends the huge legal gamble she is taking by going to trial.”

Lindsay lohan was arrested Nov. 29 on suspicion of assaulting a Florida psychic in a Manhattan nightclub.

The actress was hanging out with Max George, a member of the British boy band The Wanted, when she allegedly punched the pretty palm reader in the face.

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