Lindsay Lohan doesn't appear in court, pleads 'not guilty' to car crash charges
Lindsay Lohan isn't planning on going down without a fight in her latest legal battle. Though she did not appear in court, the actress pled "not guilty" to the three charges filed against her after her June car accident. She has been ordered to appear in court on Jan. 30, and her probation hearing will be set at that time.
If she's found guilty, Lohan is facing up to 245 days in prison. The Santa Monica City Attorney formally filed three criminal complaints against Lohan for giving false information to a peace officer, obstructing or resisting a police officer in the performance of his duty and reckless driving following the Santa Monica car accident. These count as violations of the probation she is on from her 2011 jewelry theft.
It was attorney Shawn Holley who presented Lohan's "not guilty" plea to the court, which adds an extra wrinkle to this ongoing affair. Lohan reportedly fired Holley prior to today's court appearance, and replaced her with New York attorney Mark Heller. When asked by the judge in court whether she represented Lohan still, TMZ reports Holley said, "The representation issue will be nailed down."