Lawyer: Lindsay Lohan needs luck

Updated 9:36 AM EST, Thu January 31, 2013
Lindsay Lohan appeared in court Wednesday for a pre-trial hearing before Judge Stephanie Sautner.
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Lindsay Lohan appeared in court Wednesday for a pre-trial hearing before Judge Stephanie Sautner.

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NEW: No plea deals have been discussed yet, her new lawyer says

A Los Angeles judge sets the trial start for March 18

The actress is accused of lying to a police officer and a probation violation

A conviction could mean 245 days in jail for Lohan

Lindsay Lohan’s new lawyer has a white rabbit’s foot hanging from the handle of his Louis Vuitton briefcase.

“That’s for good luck,” Mark Heller said. “Lindsay Lohan is a great beauty with tremendous talent and I believe that all she really needs in life is a little bit of luck.”

A receptive judge, cooperative prosecutors and a good lawyer might help.

But after six drama-filled years through the Los Angeles criminal court system, starting with two drunken driving convictions in 2007, Lohan may have exhausted her supply of those.

She has appeared in court at least 20 times before four Los Angeles judges who found her in violation of probation five times and sentenced her to a total of six months in jail.

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The actress faces a March 18 trial that includes charges of lying to a police officer about a car crash, reckless driving and violating her probation for a shoplifting conviction.