Lohan due back in court on misdemeanor charges

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by Associated Press

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Posted on March 18, 2013 at 8:40 AM

LOS ANGELES—Lindsay Lohan is due back in a Los Angeles courtroom Monday for a hearing that will determine when her trial on three misdemeanor charges will begin.

A judge has ordered the actress to appear after questioning her New York attorney’s competency to defend her during a hearing last month. The judge’s comments were directed at lawyer Mark Heller’s knowledge of criminal law in California, where he is not licensed to practice.
A trial on charges that Lohan drove recklessly then lied to police and obstructed officers from their duties after a June car crash could begin later this week.
Lohan has pleaded not guilty. She faces up to 245 days in jail if a judge determines her conduct was a violation of her probation in a 2011 case.

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