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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Lohan’s lawyer caught in concussion lie?

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Rex Features (2105899a) Lindsay Lohan in court with her lawyer Mark Heller Lindsay Lohan at the LA Superior Court, Los Angeles, America - 30 Jan 2013 Lindsay Lohan was told by Judge Stephanie Sautner that she could still be found in violation of her probation even if a jury finds her not guilty. The actress was in court for a hearing relating to lying to police and reckless driving over a car crash in June last year on the Pacific Coast Highway. Judge Stephanie Sautner set a trial date for next month.

Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer has been caught in a “blatant lie” after claiming that his client had a concussion following the crashing of her rented Porsche last June.

Lohan has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanour charges of reckless driving, lying to police and obstructing officers after her rented sports car crashed into a truck in June 2012.

After submitting what some considered to be a “rambling” motion to get the case dismissed, Mr Heller was present in court Friday morning in place of his absent client only to have his competency questioned by Judge James Dabney and his motion dismissed.

In a press conference following the humiliating court appearance, Mr Heller dug himself deeper into a ditch by claiming Lindsay, “suffered a concussion, and never should have been questioned by the police. She was basically held against her will and forced to answer questions.”

Apparently there is absolutely no evidence to support Lindsay having a head injury.

“For Mark Heller to claim that Lindsay had a concussion is an absolute and blatant lie. When she was questioned by cops at the emergency room, she wasn’t denied any medical attention because of them,” a law enforcement source told Radar Online.

“The doctors who treated Lindsay on the day of her car accident last summer didn’t diagnose her with a concussion. She suffered no injury to her head whatsoever.

“She did have bruised ribs, and she was very sore, but that was her only significant injury.

“Lindsay had a CT scan of her head, neck, and spine and there was no injury. Not only that, but Lindsay went back to work after leaving the hospital.”

Mr Heller wanted the suit discharged on grounds that Lindsay was not read her Miranda rights after the accident.

But Judge Dabney dismissed Heller’s concerns, saying Lindsay’s fourth amendment rights had not been violated.

The magistrate then called into question the New York based attorney’s suitability in handling the case in accordance with California law.

“Somebody needs to come in to assist you who has some experience in California law or Miss Lohan is going to have to come in here and waive her right to have attorneys who are competent in California law and procedure to go forward,” he told Mr Heller.

Lindsay was on probation at the time of last year’s accident, stemming from a 2011 jewellery theft case and faces time in jail if found guilty.

The star’s trial will begin March 18.

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