Judge refuses to delay Lindsay Lohan trial date

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FILE - This Jan. 30, 2013 file photo shows actress Lindsay Lohan in Los Angeles court with her attorney Mark Heller, left, for a pretrial hearing in a case filed over the actress' June car crash. Lohan's case on charges she lied to police about her role in a June 2012 car crash returns to court on Friday March 1, 2013. (AP Photo/David McNew, Pool)
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FILE - This Jan. 30, 2013 file photo shows actress Lindsay Lohan in Los Angeles court with her attorney Mark Heller, left, for a pretrial hearing in a case filed over the actress' June car crash. Lohan's case on charges she lied to police about her role in a June 2012 car crash returns to court on Friday March 1, 2013. (AP Photo/David McNew, Pool)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge is refusing to delay Lindsay Lohan's trial on charges of reckless driving and lying to police about a car crash last year.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Dabney said Friday there is no good reason to delay the case set for March 18.

Lohan's attorney Mark Heller sought the delay to prepare his defense and to allow her more time to undergo psychotherapy counseling and perform community service.

Lohan has pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charges that also include obstructing officers from performing their duties while investigating the June crash.

Lohan was on probation at the time of the crash and could face up to 245 days in jail if a judge determines she violated the terms of her sentence in a 2011 necklace theft case.

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