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Blair Berk: The Miracle Worker

8/23/2007 6:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan's lawyer pulled off one of the biggest legal feats in recent memory.


Lohan faced years in prison if convicted and charged with a felony. But mega-lawyer Blair Berk was able to negotiate with the D.A. and literally turn Lindsay's jail sentence into a revolving door. Lindsay could theoretically walk into jail at 11:30 one night and leave first thing in the morning.

It's not that the deal is that unusual, but getting it to stick, given the high profile of the case and the political pressure, makes it all remarkable.

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TMZ reader    

I agree with #13. This is not a proud moment for Ms. Berk's career. She did both the public and Lindsay a disservice. Lindsay needed some hard time to straighten herself out before she kills someone behind the wheel of a car.

2561 days ago
32.

bewildered bystander    

Lights Out Lohan is a MUCH BETTER ACTRESS than we all thought, the academy ought to establish a new award for all the Celebs that get into trouble....

2561 days ago
33.

SJW    

YOU HAVE TO LOVE LALAL LAND!
WHAT EVER THESE LOSERS DO THEY GET OFF.
WONDER WHO WILL BE HER LAWYER NEXT TIME?
AND THERE WILL BE A NEXT TIME.
NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.................SAD.

2561 days ago
34.

PSGuy    

It's signed and sealed. Lohan will check out of rehab today and will be out partying Friday night. Watch out WeHo, Lohan is out driving.

2561 days ago
35.

Tiger Tale    

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE AMERICAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS?

Answer: Lindsay is free!

2561 days ago
36.

ralphie    

She is just doing her job.

2561 days ago
37.

Juan    

I Need a lawyer, what's her phone ?

2561 days ago
38.

Papa Bear    

I can't fault her for doing her job. I mean, it's the DA who royally F'd up this case and accepted the plea.
They should have nailed Linday's butt to the wall instead she walks off scot free laughing at us all.
Traveshamockery

http://sithomeandrot.com/celebs/

2561 days ago
39.

ken    

Mike Vick should hire her

2561 days ago
40.

seanflynn    

The defense lawyer was doing her job.

In this country, those accused of crimes have the right to a defense. That's our system. If you don't like the system we have here, then you are free to leave.

The idea that people are angry at her lawyer shows they have about a 2nd-grade level of intelligence when it comes to legal matters.

2561 days ago
41.

Deep Background    

I think that this was a great result. For one thing all of the felony cocaine charges were bunk because she didn't have the quantities that would support a felony. So the press gave a lot of you false expectations. Given that these were her first to offenses that came before a court the result is not too surprising. The key is that she did have good legal advice and it's true that most people can afford this. We also don't know exactly how good the case was. We were spared a trial in which Lindsay's lawyers might well be raising the issue how could the DA prove that Lindsay was in fact driving. It is also is notable that the actual plea was nolo contendere which means that she can still use the same strategy in civil proceedings. It's very possible that in the civil case the plaintiffs might not have the credibility of law enforcement. Anyway Blair Berk did a good job!

2561 days ago
42.

Lynch Mob 1    

This is a DISGRACE!! The good news is that the judge is REALLY rich now!! Yay for the judge. I guess nothing serious will happen until Lindsay finally kills someone. And even then, she'll probably get reckless manslaughter. BOYCOTT ANYTHING LINDSAY DOES IN THE FUTURE AND ANY CELEBRITY THIS LAWYER REPRESENTS. Send the message. DUI's, drugs, and whores aren't cute.

2561 days ago
43.

Lolita    

Paris had a suspended license...Lindsay had COKE and Paris serves more jail time?

WOW.

2561 days ago
44.

TheMediaConnedUs    

WHEN not IF Lindsey Lohan kills someone or herself, I hope you get taken for everything for everything your black heart holds dear. How on earth do you look at yourself in the mirror?

2561 days ago
45.

sueinwa    

FREEDOM FOR SALE!

2561 days ago
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