After six years of brushes with the law, Lindsay Lohan is due to appear in an LA court today – and could face months in jail, say US sources.
Lindsay, 26, was on probation for shoplifting jewellery from a Venice Beach store when she is accused of lying to police. Prosecutors claim Lindsay claimed she wasn’t behind the wheel of a Porsche which collided with a truck as she headed to the filming of biopic Liz & Dick in June.
So, if she’s found guilty, the actress will also be in breach of her probation. US website TMZ say this means Lindsay could serve up to 240 days (around eight month) in prison.
The website claims: “We're told LA prosecutors will ask for the maximum – 240 days in jail… if the judge sentences Lindsay to the max, based on the current formula and the fact that she's a repeat probation violator, Lindsay would actually serve between 60 and 90 days.”
Lindsay is facing misdemeanour charges of reckless driving, giving false information to a police officer and resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer in relation to the crash in Santa Moncia. Each carries a potential jail sentence of three months to a year.
Last week it was reported the actress rejected the offer of a plea deal offered by prosecutors which proposed she spent 90 days in a locked rehabilitation facility.
Her lawyer, Mark Heller, told the last court hearing that Lohan was currently in therapy.
He said: "This is not what she needs - rehab. Lindsay doesn't have a problem with alcohol and drugs. Lindsay's issues are different.”