Lindsay Lohan is all for personal appearances – except when it comes to her own court dates, of course. She’s been seeking a plea deal in her drunk driving case in an attempt to stay out of jail, but she half-assed even that, and the judge was none too pleased about it.
Lindsay Lohan has an incompetent lawyer representing her …. so says the judge in her criminal case.
It was shocking but Judge Jim Dabney reamed Mark Heller, saying he was incompetent to practice law in California and said Lindsay either has to get another lawyer who knows what he’s doing or she has to come into court and waive her right to a competent California lawyer.
The judge informed Mark Heller he screwed up the legal docs he filed by not following California law … and the motion to dismiss charges was DENIED. Heller tried to blame the previous lawyer, but his paperwork was so screwed up … his argument fell on deaf ears.
The judge went on to say Heller doesn’t have a clue about criminal law, questioning his competence to handle the case. The California lawyer who’s sponsoring Heller to appear in Lindsay’s case didn’t show up today, and the judge made note of that … not that it would really matter, because the sponsor never practiced law a day in her life.
Prosecutor Terry White made it clear … he’s ready for trial on March 18, where Lindsay will have to face the music in her lying-to-cops case.
Because this Mark Heller bro seems as incompetent as his client, he made a statement to the press after exiting court, telling reporters that the judge totally wasn’t calling him incompetent, just saying that things are handled differently in California than they are in New York. Okay, keep telling yourself that.