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    No deal reached in Lindsay Lohan misdemeanor case

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    UNDATED (CBS) -- No deal was reached today on three misdemeanor counts facing embattled actress Lindsay Lohan, stemming from a June car crash in which she was involved.

    Motions to dismiss two of the counts wNo deal was reached today on three misdemeanor counts facing embattled actress Lindsay Lohan, stemming from a June car crash in which she was involved.ere rejected by Superior Court Judge James R. Dabney as reports about a possible settlement didn't materialize.

    Lohan was set for trial on March 18 but her attorney is still making an effort to negotiate a plea deal with prosecutors.

    Her new attorney, Mark Jay Heller, had said he expected Lohan to attend the hearing at the Airport Branch Courthouse even though it was not required, but she was not there.

    During a half hour court hearing, Judge Dabney criticized Heller several times for his lack of knowledge on California laws and that he should have a local associate to advise him the next time he is in court.

    The 26-year-old Lohan was charged Nov. 29 by the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office with one misdemeanor count each of willfully resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer, providing false information to an officer and reckless driving. The misdemeanors each carry potential jail terms ranging from three months to a year.

    Lohan is accused of lying to the police by telling Santa Monica officers she was not driving a Porsche that rear-ended a truck on Pacific Coast Highway June 8 as she headed for work on the TV film "Liz & Dick."

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