Lindsay LohanÃÂ has decided to reject the plea deal that was offered to her – and wants to go to trial instead!
Santa Monica and LA City prosecutors had a telephone meeting with Lindsay’s lawyer, where they offered Lindsay a significant amount of time in a residential rehab facility – instead of jail time. Lindsay’s lawyer wasn’t having it. Prosecutors then bent a little, and offered Lindsay 30 days instead of 60 – and Lindsay’s lawyer still wasn’t having it.
We’re told Heller and prosecutors have not given up, and one source connected with the talks tells TMZ, “Negotiations are ongoing.”
BUT … sources say Heller and Lindsay are not in lockstep — he’s willing to accept a plea that involves counseling and possibly some sort of rehab, but Lindsay says she’s not accepting any of it because to her it sounds like “punishment for something I didn’t do.”
Bottom line … prosecutors aren’t worried if they can’t strike a deal — we’re told they’re more than willing to go to trial March 18.
I’m surprised Lindsay is willing to go to trial. How hard would 30 days in rehab be??