Lindsay Lohan reportedly against plea deal in probation violation case
Lindsay Lohan is reportedly refusing to accept a plea bargain on charges of probation violation and three misdemeanors, including lying to California police.
TMZ.com said Thursday that while her attorney, Mark Heller, continues to negotiate a plea deal, the troubled actress is against any such arrangement. She considers herself innocent and any deal would represent punishment, according to TMZ.
The site said Heller already has turned down Santa Monica city prosecutor Terry White's offer of 30 days of inpatient rehab, down from the 60 White had originally desired.
In a letter to prosecutors, Heller suggested as an alternative to incarceration that Lohan, 26, enter therapy and be screened regularly for substance abuse, offer inspirational speeches at schools and to other groups and establish a nonprofit foundation for youth, the Los Angeles Times said.
If no plea deal is reached, Lohan's trial begins March 18.