Lindsay Lohan Cops Charge: Star Claims She Was Not Read Her Rights

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By Brittney R. Villalva, Christian Post Reporter
February 26, 2013|9:36 am

Lindsay Lohan was accused of lying to police officers following a June car accident last year, but her lawyers have allegedly moved to have the star's recent legal case dropped. The attorneys claim that she was not read her constitutional rights.

Lohan allegedly asked for her lawyer before being questioned by cops following a June car accident that involved her Porche smashing into a dump truck on a California highway. Just after the accident, Lohan, who was with one other person at the time, told police that she had not been driving when the accident occurred.

It was later revealed that the star had lied to police and she was charged with a misdemeanor.

Lohan has made several attempts to avoid or postpone the trial and her newest lawyer, Mark Heller, has argued that the case should be thrown out altogether.

"Lindsay's new mouthpiece, Mark Heller, wants to have the case thrown out on grounds she was not Mirandized," TMZ reported. However, according to law enforcement sources, "Lindsay's entertainment lawyer was present the entire interview."

Heller argues that Lohan was advised by police to not leave or "it would be worse for her, according to the report." The report suggests that her then lawyer Shawn Holley did not arrive until after Lohan had been questioned and submitted to a One-Leg-Stand test under suspicion of a DUI.

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Prosecutors in the case are reportedly determined to follow through with a trial.

"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 RadarOnline.com.

 

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