Of course, these are for two totally separate cases!
On Wednesday Lindsay Lohan's attorney Mark Heller appeared in court to strike a plea deal regarding her probation violation, but no agreement was reached and she'll now go to trial on March 18, with a preliminary hearing tomorrow.
This probation violation stems from Lohan lying to police about crashing her Porsche on the PCH last June, and apparently there is new evidence that Lohan might have been drinking before she got behind the wheel. Apparently police found a bottle of booze next to Lohan's vehicle, but despite the fact that her breath smelled of alcohol, cops did not perform a field sobriety test.
The Santa Monica City Attorney was reportedly set to offer Lohan 60 days in a residential rehab facility, along with AA meetings and extra community service. The Los Angeles City Attorney was also involved in the case, as they were attached to Lohan's probation violation for her jewelry theft. The L.A. City Attorney reportedly wanted the actress to do jail time, and since the case is going to trial, there's a chance that she will be sent back to the slammer next month!
So what about her fine for failing to appear in court? Lohan was due to give a deposition regarding a civil lawsuit filed against by a photographer who claims he was injured when Lohan's car struck him in New York City late last year. Lohan was not behind the wheel at the time.
According to court documents, “On January 30, 2013, defense counsel wrote plaintiff’s counsel and stated that defendant would not be appearing for the deposition, as it was defense counsel’s ‘understanding’ that defendant ‘is out of state.’” Judge Ronald Sohigian ordered Lindsay to be deposed on April 8 and fined her $1,000 for misconduct.