Lindsay Lohan trial over car crash case begins on Monday (Live updates)
Lindsay Lohan arrived about 50 minutes late to her own trial over her car crash case on Monday, March 18 and faces a potential jail sentence if she is convicted of the charges, which includes lying to police officers.
The 26-year-old actress and her entourage, traveling in a total of four cars, arrived in court around 9:20 a.m. PT. Her attorney, Mark Heller, had arrived in court earlier in the day but then drove on his own to meet the actress. She and the lawyer rendezvoused at a liquor store near the airport, which is not far from the courthouse.
Lohan's father, Michael Lohan, arrived in court with several lawyers at the scheduled time and sat in the front row, awaiting the actress' arrival.
Lohan has appeared in court more than 18 times during more than five years worth of legal turmoil, which has included five jail stints that have lasted a total of less than two weeks. She has also been treated for substance abuse.
The "Mean Girls" star is facing charges of lying to cops, reckless driving and "willfully resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer in the course of their duties," stemming from a June 2012 car accident in Los Angeles. While she has pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charges, they did spur a judge to revoke her probation from a 2011 missing necklace case.
Lohan faces up to one year behind bars if convicted in all counts in the car crash case and a maximum of 245 days if she is found to have violated her probation. Breaking the law constitutes a violation.
(Pictured above: Lindsay Lohan appears at a Los Angeles court with her attorney, Mark Heller, at a previous hearing about her car crash case that took place on Jan. 30, 2013.)