Lindsay Lohan's lawyer Mark Heller is working hard to keep her out of jail, but it seems that the result of his effort is not good enough for the troubled actress. TMZ reports that the "Mean Girls" star turned down a plea bargain offered by prosecutors after a phone discussion with her lawyer, even though it could save her from prison.
In LiLo's lying-to-cop case stemming from her car accident last summer, prosecutors were willing to be lenient to her only if she agreed to a significant amount of time in a residential rehab facility and maybe a community service, an offer which she refused. Even when the rehab time was reduced from the initial 60 days to 30, she still stubbornly said no.
Rumor has it, LiLo and Heller were not seeing eye to eye on the matter. While the lawyer considered a plea that involved counseling and rehab was good enough for her considering her long list of troubles, the actress wasn't having it because she's worried it would look like a "punishment for something I didn't do."
Heller previously sent a letter to prosecutors, saying he was adamant that they could "fix" the delinquent actress. The attorney blamed her erratic behavior on her dysfunctional family, insisting people should not judge LiLo "without considering the pain, torment and confusion which Lindsay has experienced and has been afflicted with."
"Lindsay will gladly be participating in intensive psychotherapy, submitting herself to regular screenings and contributing her time to the production of public service messages," he claimed, adding that his client was willing to speak at schools, hospitals and other venues "where she may provide inspirational talks."
The negotiations are still ongoing ahead of the upcoming trial on March 18.