Lindsay Lohan’s mom, Dina Lohan, appeared in court on Thursday to have her driver’s license suspended because of her DUI in September.
Mark Heller, Dina’s attorney, blames financial troubles, being a single mom and being a victim of domestic violence as possible reasons for Dina’s drinking.
Reading from a letter from a court appointed evaluator, Heller said, “The circumstances leading to Dina’s arrest were largely impacted by ongoing daily stresses caused by you folks, the paparazzi, media attention and distorted tabloid character profiles. After meeting Dina and her family and witnessing the care, compassion and concern shared between family members, it is my hope that the courts will take the circumstances and challenges of Dina’s lifestyle under consideration in prosecuting this case.”
TMZ reports Dina was ordered to have a psychiatric evaluation.
After court, Heller said, “Everything went very well in court today — Dina and her family are poised for a Thanksgiving holiday.” Heller says Dina who blew a .20 on the Breathalzyer in September is alcohol free and will not be enjoying wine on Thanksgiving.