After arriving to court late Jan. 30, alongside her new attorney Mark Heller, the actress has a trial date set for March 18 — and she has to show up. Read on to find out what the judge said to her in the courtroom.
UPDATE: Lindsay Lohan is telling close friends that “court was a success,” and that she’s feeling “good” following her court appearance in Los Angeles on Jan. 30, HollywoodLife.com hard learned exclusively.
The actress, who’s heading to trial, actually made her scheduled court hearing on Jan. 30 in regards to her misdemeanor charges for lying to authorities and reckless driving in June 2012. Judge Stephanie Sautner wasn’t too happy with Lindsay, who had tried to get out of coming to court because she claimed to be sick.
Why Lindsay Appeared In Court
Lindsay’s hearing was in order to set a trial date for her misdemeanor charges, stemming from her car crash along the Pacific Coast Highway. But the only reason she had to show up was because she has a new attorney, Mark Heller. We told you that Shawn Chapman Holley — Lindsay’s former lawyer, who saved her client from jail multiple times — has bowed out, and now the New York attorney has ponied up to take on LiLo’s legal problems. Keep in mind, Lindsay fired her and then wanted her back but it was too late.
Lindsay’s new court date is set for March 18 and she most show up.
The Judge Disses Lindsay & Her Attorney
“This is a misdemeanor, ” Judge Sautner said. “She could have a trial and be acquitted and still be found in probation violation.”
When Mark complimented the judge for having lived in New York, and joked about her being a former detective, she balked, “Flattery doesn’t get you anywhere in this court.”
Mark tried to tell the judge it was impressive that his client flew all the way to L.A. when she wasn’t feeling well, and the judge quipped, “Glad to see you’re feeling better … is that like a cold?”
When Mark tried to say she had the flu, Judge Sautner replied, “The flu is a whole different task.”
Lindsay doesn’t have to show up in court again until her trial on March 18. She has pleaded not guilty to lying to police, reckless driving and obstructing officers from performing their duties.
At the end of the hearing, Judge Sautner announced she was retiring, and that someone else would take on her case.
— Reporting by Chloe Melas and Eric Ray
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