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Judge to Lindsay's Lawyer

You're an Incompetent!

3/1/2013 11:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Lindsay Lohan has an incompetent lawyer representing her .... so says the judge in her criminal case.  

It was shocking but Judge Jim Dabney reamed Mark Heller, saying he was incompetent to practice law in California and said Lindsay either has to get another lawyer who knows what he's doing or she has to come into court and waive her right to a competent California lawyer.

The judge informed Mark Heller he screwed up the legal docs he filed by not following California law ... and the motion to dismiss charges was DENIED.  Heller tried to blame the previous lawyer, but his paperwork was so screwed up ... his argument fell on deaf ears.

The judge went on to say Heller doesn't have a clue about criminal law, questioning his competence to handle the case.  The California lawyer who's sponsoring Heller to appear in Lindsay's case didn't show up today, and the judge made note of that ... not that it would really matter, because the sponsor never practiced law a day in her life.

Prosecutor Terry White made it clear ... he's ready for trial on March 18, where Lindsay will have to face the music in her lying-to-cops case.

Heller was short on the law but long on platitudes ... saying the judge needed to show Lindsay "mercy and compassion."

There was no mention made of the ongoing plea bargain negotiations.  We broke the story ... lawyers on both sides discussed a plea this week but couldn't agree on a punishment.

After the hearing, Heller responded to the judge's criticisms outside the courthouse, saying he doesn't believe the judge was calling him "incompetent" outright ... just pointing out that things are handled differently in California than in New York.

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Mark retorted, "Having become a lawyer over 44 YEARS AGO, I certainly know the important issues."

Mark also said Lindsay is currently undergoing psychotherapy as well as voluntary drug screening as proof she's turning her life around. As for finding a new lawyer to help him -- a lawyer who's more well-versed in CA procedures -- Heller says he's still exploring his options.

Mark also responded to Michael Lohan calling him a terrible attorney, saying, "I wish Michael Lohan the best."

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Wow ...    

A trial for Lindsay, Yes please. What a fool she is!!!

568 days ago
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MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

I wouldn't hold my breath for a Dismissal Side Show Heller . . .

568 days ago
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Grandma Cracker    

Lindsay, if you go to court, DON"T BE DRUNK!

568 days ago
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mebrat24    

Again, you know chit-- who fricken cares.

568 days ago
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Eddie    

Put this played out piece of trash in jail already she has had one to many chances & deserves time in jail why is she still free ?

568 days ago
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Vinsetta    

He's going to ask for it to be dismissed on the grounds this skank was not read her Miranda rights? LOL. See ya on the 18th with that junkie in tow.

568 days ago
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swack    

Will Lindsay be there as Heller said she would? I doubt it. She obviously does not want to put all this behind her and move on in life. Both her and Heller are milking this for attention for all it is worth.

568 days ago
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awards    

Is this the hearing where the source of the Lohan Family Dysfunction gets aired? Love to hear about that, eh?

568 days ago
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thugzilla    

send her to prison. let some of dem butch girls in there tongue punch her poosy and fart box and when she be is come out of there she will be is a new and better persons.

568 days ago
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Vinsetta    

I hope the real plea deal is bought up today and they are sticking to 90 days lockdown rehab. Why won't Lohan and Heller accept it? I thought everyone was on board and working as a team to fix her.

568 days ago
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Its Nikki Bitches    

Passing around Popcorn to everyone

568 days ago
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Vinsetta    

I have lost count on how many times I've had to look at the Great State of California seal with her. Unreal.

568 days ago
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thugzilla    

Robert Downy Jr. repetedly violated his probation with failling drug tests. He finaly asked the judge to lock him up so he could get clean. HE ASKED TO BE LOCKED UP!!!. He really wanted to get better and clean. He has been clean ever since. The difference here with this trash bag, slut pile of sht whore is she dont want to change and will not until she decides she really wants to. Lock the whore slut up til she makes a real change.

568 days ago
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Marilyn    

Are you sure The Prosecutor is not recommending "The Congressional Medal of Honor" for her?
Or maybe a "Purple Heart"?

568 days ago
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Horndog    

Live video feed courtesy TMZ's (tm) unmanned drone.

568 days ago
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