Attorney Mark Jay Heller told LA Superior Court Judge James R. Dabney that the actress had checked into a rehab, but prosecutors have not signed off on the facility.
Santa Monica City Attorney Terry White told Dabney he didn’t have time to investigate the rehab and needed time to do so.
A prosecutor said during the hearing that he has not approved the Southern California rehab where Lindsay is expecting to remain for the next 90 days. The facility was not investigated or approved by prosecutors, and Lindsay’s lawyer had to argue that the actress be allowed to stay in treatment until a judge approves her placement.
“My client is ensconced in the bosom of that facility right now,” Heller argued after a prosecutor objected to Lindsay’s choice of rehab facilities. “She’s in rehab right now. Nothing bad is going to happen.”
Lindsay was ordered to serve 90 days in a lockdown rehab facility in March. She pleaded no contest to reckless driving and lying to police after a June accident.
Dabney said Lindsay should remain in the program for now. The judge told Dabney to inform him by May 10 whether prosecutors approve the facility.