Could things be looking up for Lindsay Lohan?
TMZ reports that despite the fact prosecutors think she may have been drinking when she crashed her car on the Pacific Coast Highway last June, they are reportedly offering her a plea deal on her three misdemeanor charges-- including lying to the police -- that somehow doesn't involve jail time.
Sources connected to the case told TMZ that a bottle of alcohol was found next to Lohan's Porsche and that her breath smelled of alcohol, but police did not do a sobriety tests at the scene of the crash. According to TMZ's sources the Los Angeles City Attorney is prepared to offer the 26-year-old actress 60 days of inpatient rehab treatment, which is four months fewer than their original offer, which she rejected in January. Lohan will also be required to attend AA meetings once out of rehab, and complete community service.
The plea bargain meeting between prosecutors and the actress's attorney, Mark Heller, is scheduled for today, and if Lohan takes the deal, it will mark the sixth time she's attempted rehab, but she might find it more appealing than the 245 days in jail she faces if the case goes to trial.
Earlier this month, Lohan's lawyer filed a motion to dismiss and also included a letter to the prosecutor requesting that Lohan's case be put on the "slow track" in order for her to pursue "certain activities which will benefit her" and enable her to be a "productive and responsible…contributor to society," reports E! News.
In the letter, Heller reportedly stated that Lohan is determined to get her life together and to do so she plans to attend psychotherapy sessions, and she even wants to start a foundation benefiting young people.
Though we've heard these promises before, it seems the prosecutor is willing to listen, and Lohan might yet again avoid jail time.
UPDATE: TMZ reports that Lindsay Lohan did not cut a deal with prosecutors on Wednesday. Sources told the website that prosecutors demanded that Lohan spend a significant amount of time in an inpatient rehab facility, but Lohan's lawyer wouldn't accept -- even when they offered as little as 30 days in treatment.
One source told TMZ, that "negotiations are ongoing," but Lohan reportedly isn't cool with the idea of going back to rehab or getting counseling because to her it sounds like "punishment for something I didn't do."
At this point it looks like the case will actually head to trial on March 18.