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Lindsay Lohan

Judge sets trial date

30 Jan, 2013

Lohan is told she could still be found in violation of her probation – even if a jury finds her not guilty. Judge Stephanie Sautner set a trial date for next month, and dryly commented: ‘I’m glad to see you’re feeling better,’ in reference to the actress almost not showing up on health grounds. The actress was in court for a hearing relating to a lying to police and reckless driving over a car crash in June last year on Pacific Coast Highway. At the time she told police her assistant Gavin Doyle was driving her Porsche – but he later told police it was Lohan behind the wheel.

Lindsay, whose probation stemming from her 2011 jewellery theft case was formally revoked in December, has been told that even if jurors find her not guilty in the trial, she could still be found in violation of her probation, because the standard of proof is lower.

Lohan, joined by her mother Dina, arrived seven minutes late for the hearing, turning up at 8.37am local time for her 8.30am hearing wearing a sleeveless black dress with keyhole detailing at the back and her hair up in a ponytail. She was also displaying what appeared to be a new tattoo on her right inner arm – a red triangle with script underneath. The trial has been set for March 18.