Lindsay Lohan just doesn’t get it. She is not the most important person in the world, and time does not stop for her.
She was scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom at 8:30 PDT this morning. She didn’t make it. She missed her Sunday evening flight, and was transported to L.A. on a private aircraft owned by an energy drink company she promotes.
Looking “frazzled”, she arrived in the courtroom with her attorney Mark Jay Heller 45 minutes late. “Thanks Mr. Pink for the private jet see you all in a few hours in LA,” she tweeted early Monday.
A hearing was scheduled to decide if Lohan will face a trial for lying to police.
It appears the actress is headed to trial over a June car crash that briefly sent her to the hospital and returned her to a courthouse she could have avoided if she stayed out of trouble.
Lohan has pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor charges filed after the accident — reckless driving, lying to police and obstructing officers from performing their duties.
Regardless of the outcome of this situation, she is most likely to face 245 days in jail for violating her probation in a 2011 theft case.
Beginning with a pair of arrests in 2007 for “driving under the influence”, her former attorney, Shawn Holley, had kept her from trial, instead she served some jail time and was ordered to go to rehab, and counseling.
Her present attorney, Heller, is from New York and has been openly chastised for his incompetence in court. She has other attorneys standing by.
Heller had attempted to strike a plea bargain with prosecutors, but could not reach an agreement. Heller has said that “his client does not need rehab, but should be allowed to continue to undergo psychotherapy to address issues raised by her turbulent upbringing”.
Lohan sought a continuance but Superior Court Judge James R. Dabney denied her plea, stating the “misdemeanor case should be resolved quickly”
Paul Wallin, an attorney for an Orange County based firm will be available, but has no formal agreement with Lohan at this time.
Columnist-The Guardian Express