Lindsay Lohan will head to trial March 18 to face three Santa Monica
misdemeanor charges after her attorney Mark Jay Heller was unable to have two of
the counts relating to her June 2012 PCH car crash dismissed at a hearing
Friday morning at the LAX branch courthouse.
that the actress was not advised of her rights following the crash and was
questioned at a Santa Monica
Hospital after she invoked her right to have an attorney present.
According to court documents, Heller contended the counts should be dismissed “on
the basis that the Santa Monica Police Department Officer was no acting or engaged
in the lawful performance of his duties, and was acting unlawfully.”
of the counts were rejected by Superior Court Judge James R. Dabney.
The Santa Monica City Attorney's Office charged Lohan on Nov. 29 with
willfully resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer, providing
false information to an officer, and reckless driving relating to an
accident on the Pacific Coast Highway on June 8, 2012.
Lohan claimed she was not driving a Porsche that rear-ended a truck,
but a Santa Monica Police Department investigation states otherwise.
She could face jail time as the misdemeanors carry
potential sentences ranging from three months to a year.
Lohan previously pleaded not guilty to the charges through her then-lawyer Shawn Holley on Jan. 15.
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