Lindsay Lohan rehires longtime lawyer Shawn Holley, heads to rehab

Published May 03, 2013

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It seems Lindsay Lohan has had enough of New York attorney Mark Jay Heller.  

The actress re-hired longtime attorney Shawn Holley to handle her case. Santa Monica Chief Deputy City Attorney Terry White said he was in contact with Holley on Thursday evening after hours of uncertainty about the actress' whereabouts.

A source close to the situation told FOX 411 Lohan "begged" Holley to represent her again. 

"Lindsay was extremely panicked after Heller's appearance in court on Thursday, and begged Shawn to take her back. She's wanted Shawn back since she first let her go," the insider said. 

Heller told a judge during a hearing Thursday morning that Lohan had checked in to the Morningside Recovery rehab facility, but the starlet left it after a few minutes.

The actress, however, has since checked in to a different rehab but will not face a probation violation for leaving another treatment facility after a few minutes, a prosecutor said Friday. Lohan made it to the new facility late Thursday, TMZ reported. 

White said he has received confirmation that Lohan has checked in to a rehab facility and he is satisfied with her location. He declined to say where Lohan is receiving treatment, but reports soon surfaced that she was at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

"Lindsay never checked into Morningside but is back at Betty Ford. The challenge now is to keep her there for the 90 days," the source told us. 

The "Liz & Dick" star is required to spend 90 days in rehab as part of a plea deal in a misdemeanor case filed after a June car accident.

Lohan's sentence called for her to spend three months at a lockdown rehab facility and also receive 18 months of psychotherapy to avoid a return to jail.

She pleaded no contest in March to lying to police and reckless driving.

Lohan has spent time at Betty Ford before. She served another mandatory rehab sentence at the treatment center, although her stay there was not without drama. Lohan, 26, got into an altercation with a rehab worker and within weeks of her release was charged with taking a necklace from a Los Angeles jewelry store without permission.

Lohan remains on probation in the theft case.

Holley has represented Lohan throughout numerous court proceedings, but the actress opted to have Heller, a New York lawyer unversed in California law, represent her in recent months.

Fox News' Hollie McKay and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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