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Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer

Target In Witness Tampering Investigation

3/18/2013 1:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lindsay Lohan's attorney Mark Heller is in the crosshairs of a possible witness tampering investigation ... after allegations surfaced that he tried to manipulate Lindsay's former assistant into lying on the stand ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the Santa Monica City Attorney will be launching an investigation and will interview Lohan's ex-assistant Gavin Doyle tomorrow in the presence of police.

We're told ... prosecutors believe Heller may have approached Gavin and tried to get him to admit that he was the one driving the vehicle when Lohan's Porsche crashed into a big rig on Pacific Coast Highway last summer.

TMZ has learned Gavin has told multiple people about the alleged witness tampering ... including an officer of the court.

As for Heller, he has strongly stated that any accusation of witness tampering on his part is "crazy."

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136.

sean    

Wow. I guess the North Jersey School of Legal Stuff and Hairstyling isn't turning out the caliber of attorneys it used to.

523 days ago
137.

Suzy Q     

"In an informal probation, the court is relying on your promise to meet these conditions.


In a formal probation, the probation officer has the power check for your compliance by requiring a drug test or conducting a drop-in visit at your residence or place of employment."


The judge stated she should expect search and seizure.

I've never heard of transferring an informal probation case to another state.

523 days ago
138.

ilovegossip    

She can be tested at any time, right? And if she has drugs or alcohol in her, she's toast, I thought...

523 days ago
139.

Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

Jay
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I think it is informal. I think what the judge meant for the random drug/ alcohol testing was that in treatment she had to submit to testing and upon any future arrests she would. Now who is to say if she gets arrested in New York the NY cops will test her I mean how are they suppose to know they can test her for no reason? I think this is more for if she gets pulled over for a suspected DUI if she refuses a test she will be in violation. I think the search is for when she is stopped by the police for being suspected of a crime not for the cops to just show up at her home any time they want.


I didnt watch the hearing but if there was no mention of meeting witha probation office then I am guessing there isnt one.
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Yes i agree with this

523 days ago
140.

Suzy Q     

To recap:


1. It wasn't a drug or alcohol charge, but she got rehab anyway.


2. She is subject to the search and seizure of formal probation but doesn't have a formal probation officer.


3. Gavin will test her urine for drugs at the same time he checks for babies.

523 days ago
141.

Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

"I hope she enyoys the rehab time and makes plenty of money off it via TMZ for leaking details of her time spent there"

@motojj
Me too.
You should follow more littlestars on twitter.

523 days ago
142.

Lucky_130    

If only Linds had taken that ministers offer to be in a faith based program back in 2007, this all would be behind her, and she could be doing what she really does best right now, act in movies lols

523 days ago
143.

ilovegossip    

Nicole... you are wrong about the driving and being tested. The judge made it clear that she could be searched and tested at any time, without any cause or warrant, and Lindsay agreed.

523 days ago
144.

Hot Farts    

Every probationer in LA county has a probation officer. She may check in at Kiosk - but there is still an officer keeping track

523 days ago
145.

furious cupcakes    

Well if he did than he did it at the insistence/force of Lindsay Lohan. She's the one this whole thing boils down to, he's not going to go out of his way to do this for her without it being her Idea first.

523 days ago
146.

Hot Farts    

If she is found to be drunk in public, open container or DUI she will be prosecuted like aone else

523 days ago
147.

Suzy Q     

The formal definition of misdemeanor probation is found in California Penal Code Section 1203(a):

As used in this code, 'conditional sentence' means the suspension of the imposition or execution of a sentence and the order of revocable release in the community subject to conditions established by the court without the supervision of a probation officer.

523 days ago
148.

ilovegossip    

If I was an LA cop, I'd find out where Lindsay is and take her to be tested as soon as she walked out of the bar/club!

523 days ago
149.

ohmeowzer    

when does she report for rehab?

523 days ago
150.

HannahF    

Nicole--why do you find this to be an injustice? Lindsay could have gone to trial?

523 days ago
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