Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer Mark Heller is hashing out a possible plea deal where the star would not be forced to go to rehab.

Radar Online reports the actress is “adamantly opposed” to returning to a treatment facility.

Apparently talks are “ongoing” between Mr Heller and the City Attorney’s office.

“Both sides are hopeful a plea deal can be reached soon that is mutually agreeable,” a source told Radar Online.  

“A plea deal could be reached without Lindsay being forced to go into treatment.

“Since she wasn’t arrested or charged with crimes related to drugs or alcohol a plea deal requiring her to go to rehab isn’t the only way a resolution can be reached.”

The source added that other possibilities include Lindsay undergoing extensive counselling and community service.

There is a pretrial hearing on Friday and a “plea deal could be reached by then”, the source said.

Lindsay’s trial for lying to police following a car crash last year will commence on March 18.

Even if she is acquitted of the charges, she could still go to jail on a probation violation.

Lindsay has already been to rehab five times since 2007, three times by court order.