The lawyer for the 19-year-old woman accused of tossing a chair from a downtown highrise balcony earlier this year is “hoping for a discharge,” he said after a brief court appearance Friday.However, the Crown and the defence are “still a long ways apart” as pretrial hearings continue, lawyer Greg Lelise told reporters outside the courtroom at Old City Hall. Marcella Zoia, 19, leaves College Park court, left, in a Feb. 13, 2019, file photo. She is facing mischief endangering life, mischief involving damage to property and common nuisance for allegedly tossing a chair from an upper-floor balcony toward the busy Gardiner Expressway, hundreds of feet below. The incident was captured in a widely shared social media post, right. (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star, Instagram)His client, Marcella Zoia, is facing charges of mischief endangering life, mischief involving damage to property and common nuisance for allegedly tossing a chair from an upper-floor balcony toward the busy Gardiner Expressway, hundreds of feet below.Zoia, who’s been dubbed “chair girl” on social media, did not appear in court Friday.She turned herself in to police on Feb. 13, days after video of the chair-throwing incident circulated widely online, and was released on a $2,000 bail.He cautioned a more serious sentence would only be likely in a case involving factors such as a prior criminal record, alcohol or drugs and a large number of lives endangered.The chair landed on a sidewalk outside the condominium tower near Harbour and York Sts. No one was injured.Police later said a second chair and other items were also tossed from the balcony.Police have not identified the person who filmed the video.After briefly deleting her Instagram account following the incident, Zoia has since returned to social media. Leslie added Zoia is “more or less living at home,” and “doing fine.”She is also “endeavouring to get into another school,” after he said she was kicked out of a dental hygienist program following the charges, he added.Her case is scheduled to return to court on June 14.May Warren is a breaking news reporter based in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @maywarren11TOP STORIES, DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX.