Attempting to sway a judge or the prosecution with a letter about a defendant is immoral and not allowed, but that is exactly what Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer Mark Heller recently attempted.
In a letter to the Santa Monica and L.A. City Attorneys, which was attached to the courts legal proceedings, Heller tells prosecutors Terry White and Spencer Hart:
“… we, as a team, [can] help ‘fix’ Lindsay Lohan.”
Following his rant, Mark Heller then claims that Lindsay Lohan is “broken” because of a dysfunctional family. Heller says prosecutors should judge her “without considering the pain, torment and confusion which Lindsay has experienced and has been afflicted with.”
In a big no-no for the court system, Heller then tries to steam the judge towards activities outside of jail time. For example, Heller writes:
“Lindsay will gladly be participating in intensive psychotherapy, submitting herself to regular screenings and contributing her time to the production of public service messages.”
Heller then pleads with the judge to allow Lindsay Lohan to speak at hospitals, schools, and other venues where “she may provide inspirational talks.”
In concluding the letter, Mark Heller reveals that he is “exploring the option” to create a Lindsay Lohan foundation that will provide non-profit assistance to young people.
With Lindsay Lohan broke and owing her former lawyer Shawn Holley more than $150,000 in legal fees, it is unclear how Mark Heller plans to fund the organization.
Heller has already been yelled at once by Judge Sautner when he tried to flatter the judge about their law enforcement connection.