Lindsay Lohan's fate is in the hands of an "incompetent" lawyer and the prosecution in her lying-to cops-case is supposedly pushing for the MAXIMUM penalty AKA 240 days in the slammer…
So what expert legal move is her lawyer Mark Heller expected to make during TODAY's court hearing in LA?!
According to an insider, Mark has NOT yet informed the prosecution OR the judge about bringing in an outside lawyer to assist him in representing Lindsay (if he doesn't have additional legal assistance, Lindsay will have to sign a waiver stating Mark is incompetent in California law), despite rumors that LA lawyer David Wohl has been chosen by Lindsay's DAD for the task…
BUT, some believe Mark WILL bring in Wohl — or another lawyer — LAST MINUTE and request Lindsay's trial be postponed so that the new lawyer can get up to speed!
The source states:
"Mark Heller has made absolutely no mention of having a California lawyer become part of the defense team in his conversations with City Attorney White. It’s anticipated that Heller is going to do this during before the trial formally starts on Monday and then immediately ask for a continuance in the guise of giving the new lawyer enough time get up to speed with the case. The prosecutor will absolutely oppose any further delay in the proceedings."
Unfortunately, if Mark DOES pull this tricky play, it probably won't matter as the Judge will most likely NOT allow anymore time be wasted for Lindsay's laughable defense team.
And then there's the whole issue of Lindsay even MAKING IT to court…
We are nibbling our nails down to nubbins in anticipation for this inevitable CIRCUS of legal dramz! All will be revealed TODAY at 8:30pst!
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