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Lindsay Lohan’s father, Michael Lohan, has hired a California attorney to represent his daughter in court, hoping the court will accept the new representation.
Lohan was due in court this morning for the case stemming from her June car crash, in which she’s accused of lying to cops about who was driving the car.
Attorney David E. Wohl and his firm, Wallin & Klarich, were hired last week, The LA Times reports.
In a statement, Michael Lohan said “I'm Lindsay's father, and I'm not at all comfortable with the poor representation she is getting right now. My daughter's freedom and future are at stake, and I'm doing what any father would do in this dire situation."
He also said “I sincerely hope the court permits them” to defend her.
Lindsay was initially represented by Shawn Holley, but attorney Mark Heller from New York has since taken over. Judge James Dabney has questioned his ability to represent her, suggesting he's not familiar enough with California law.
Judge Dabney said he was “somewhat concerned” about whether or not Heller had “sufficient guidance from local counsel.”
There was once again drama surrounding Lindsay’s appearance at her court date today, as she walked off a flight yesterday and had to take a private jet to make it there in time. However, she still showed up 50 minutes late.