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Lindsay Lohan's financial troubles have only gotten worse, if reports are to be believed. The starlet now owes her former lawyer $300,000 but desperately needs her help in order to avoid jail time this month.
"Lindsay owes Shawn [Holley] over $300K in legal fees and she hasn't made any payments to her in over six months. Lindsay hadn't paid anything for any of the work Shawn has done on her three new criminal charges of lying to cops, in connection with her car accident in Santa Monica last summer," a source told Radar Online.
"Shawn has kept Lindsay out of jail for over five years now and she has no idea how good she has had it. Shawn is extremely respected by judges and prosecutors and that has benefited Lindsay greatly. Lindsay's new criminal attorney, Mark Heller, isn't even based in Los Angeles and certainly doesn't have the revered reputation that Shawn does," the source added.
Lohan is due in court today, Jan. 15, to face charges of lying to police about her involvement in a car accident. Since she is still on probation for jewelry theft, Lohan could face serious jail time.
Friends are not the only ones concerned by Lindsay's new attorney. Her father, Michael, is afraid that without Holley, his daughter will certainly serve time in jail.
"Mark Heller? Are you [expletive] kidding me? That no good sleazebag!" he reportedly told Radar Online.
Heller has represented Jon Gosselin, who now faces serious consequences from not paying taxes for three years. And Heller's law license was suspended in New York state for five years after the court noticed "a pattern of misconduct involving misrepresentation, deceit, abusive treatment of clients, fee gouging, neglect, and willful failure to return unearned retainers to his clients," Radar reported.
Lohan will enter a plea today and learn whether she will face jail time today in court.