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LiLo 'wants to help children' but doesn't want the media to know (her lawyer announces to media)

As a troubled child star Lindsay Lohan has seen the inside of a jail cell more than she has seen the inside of classroom but the actress has decided to head back to school.

However, she is not going to learn from her mistakes instead she hopes to help teach autistic children in a New York school.

Following a disastrous day in court on Friday - lawyer Mark Heller failed in his bid to have the charges steaming from her June car accident dismissed - Heller announced in an impromptu press conference that Lindsay plans to continue to try to turn over a new leaf.

The New York Post reports Heller said the embattled actress was off to a New York City school to help autistic children - but refused to reveal which one.

'She’s certainly not going to alert the media,' he told The Post.

Heller also said Lindsay was turning her life around and having intensive 'one-on-one psychotherapy'.

'Lindsay does not have a problem with alcohol or drugs,' the lawyer said. 'She is totally sober.'

This would not be the first time that Lindsay has helped out a organisation that assists autistic children.

In 2006, the star threw a celebrity studded beach party for a group autistic children - after she ruined one of their outings by blocking their access to a surfing day with her car after he twentieth birthday party.

In a letter to the prosecution leaked by TMZ last week, Lindsay's lawyer also promised to set up a charitable foundation in Lindsay's name and that the actress will be going on motivational speaking tours to schools to encourage children.

'Lindsay will participating in intensive psychotherapy, submitting herself to regular screenings and contributing her time to the production of Public Service messages and periodic visits to schools hospitals and other venues where she may provide inspirational talks, encouraging children to pursue positive goals and avoid bad habits,' he wrote.

In the astonishing letter Heller reached out to the prosecution asking for their help to 'fix' Lindsay.

'I appeal to your good conscious to join me in not rubber stamping this case but rather to be patient and understanding and open to productive alternatives as we, as a team, help fix Lindsay Lohan,' the lawyer wrote.

Lindsay will once again be back in court on March 18 to face charges of reckless driving, lying to police and obstructing a police case for her June 2012 car crash in Santa Monica, California.

The 26-year-old was on probation at the time of the accident and she faces jail time if a judge determines she violated her sentence in a 2011 theft case.

This lawyer is such a mess.

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