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Lindsay Lohan Wants Continuance In Criminal Case - Prosecutor Will Oppose


Feb. 25 2013, Published 7:57 p.m. ET

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Lindsay Lohan's attorney, Mark Heller, has filed legal docs in his client's latest criminal case and is seeking to have the upcoming trial postponed, but has exclusively learned that prosecutors will absolutely oppose it.

In her seemingly never-ending litany of legal issues, Lindsay is facing criminal charges stemming from a car accident on the Pacific Coast Highway last summer. Lohan is accused of lying to police when she told them she was not driving at the time of the crash.

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DOCUMENTS: Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer Files Legal Docs To Have Upcoming Trial Postponed

"The City Attorney's Office will fight any attempt by Lindsay's legal team to postpone the trial in which she is charged with lying to cops. This is a very straightforward case, the charges are misdemeanors, and all discovery has been turned over in a very timely manner to Mark Heller," a law enforcement source told

"This is just yet another move by Lindsay's camp to milk the legal system to her advantage. The courts are over burdened and the prosecutor is hopeful that the judge won't grant the continuance, it's time for Lindsay to face the music."

The troubled actress is rejecting a deal that would put her in rehab for nine months and taking her chances in court.

Lindsay fired powerhouse attorney Shawn Holley and is now represented by Heller, who once had his law license suspended for five years.

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According to the rambling and long winded motion that Heller submitted, a continuance needed to be granted because, "Lindsay Lohan has made a commitment to herself to elevate her life and participate in activities which will advance her desire to lead a model life…"

"And place this case on a slow track so that Lindsay Lohan, during the pendency of this case, can demonstrate her worthiness for compassion and mercy by using her present and future actions to set a glorious example of how a collaborative, constructive and creative case strategy formulated by the Defense counsel, the Prosecutors, and the Judicial System all working together can benefit and elevate a Defendant and Society, as outlined in my February 4, 2013 letter."

Heller also wants the charges against Lilo to be dismissed because he claims she wasn't given her Miranda rights when cops questioned her in the emergency room after the accident, even though she wasn't under arrest.

A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Friday morning, Lohan isn't required to attend, and the trial is slated to begin on March 18.



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