Welcome to the latest saga of Lindsay Lohan's legal woes!
Attorney Mark Heller represented an absent LiLo in court on Friday to handle concerns before the actual trial on March 18.
Facing probation violation and jail-time, Linds' upcoming trial is based on the misdemeanor charges stemming from her June PCH crash, where it is believed that she was driving recklessly and then lied to the police. If the judge determines she violated her probation from the 2011 theft case, it's NOT gonna be a happy day for Lohan!
In court Friday, a new judge appeared in the saga — James R Dabney.
OH HAI JUDGE DABZ!
Off-put by Heller's incompetence (he noted that Heller has no background in criminal law, much less California law), Dabz says Linds either has to get another lawyer or come in to court to waive her right to a competent CA lawyer. The judge continued his reasoning behind this by saying if Heller wanted to raise concerns, he didn't have to raise formal motions. And basically, everything Heller was doing — such as the paperwork — was completely out of whack!
Moving forward, Heller argued that Lindsay was