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Lindsay Psychiatrist Could Influence Sentence

7/7/2010 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A prominent psychiatrist could actually hold the key to Lindsay Lohan's jail cell, TMZ has learned.

Lindsay Lohan Crying
Judge Marsha Revel appointed Dr. Kaushal Sharma to evaluate Lindsay, and then make recommendations to the court.  Dr. Sharma told TMZ he has been appointed by Judge Revel on various cases a number of times, and at least twice his evaluation caused the judge to change her sentence.

Dr. Sharma, who says he's evaluated 1/3 of the people on California's death row, tells TMZ he will probably spend anywhere from several hours to a half a day with Lindsay.  He will evaluate her -- not counsel her.

Dr. Sharma says his goal is to provide a report to the court before Lindsay goes to jail on July 20.  Among other things, the Doc will make recommendations on what type of inpatient rehab facility would be appropriate for Lindsay.

The Doc says he remembers on one occasion, after Judge Revel read his evaluation, she increased the jail time for the defendant, and on another occasion she reduced it.

Dr. Sharma does not know when he will interview Lindsay.

As for his knowledge of the case, Dr. Sharma says following these stories is not his thing.  But he and his wife sometimes watch TMZ during dinner.  We go well with meat loaf.



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76.

Aubie    

Really she needs to be locked up she has never been told no in her life. Look at Paris she had to stay her butt in jail and it straightened her out to an extent. Also SHE IS AN ACTRESS so having somebody evaluate her is not a good thing. If she doesn't stay in jail AT LEAST 30 DAYS I think everybody should get the same treatment because you know if you weren't a celeb you wouldnt have a leg to stand on.....

1478 days ago
77.

DJFunkyGrrL    

::: Lindsay will do less than 30 days jail time. But the 90 days of rehab is real. Remeber, all Lindsay had to do was attend the alcohol classes once per week

1478 days ago
78.

Cday138    

Shes an actress. She will say whatever she can to make him report to the judge to get her out of jail. I predict this. She will talk to the psychiatrist, and he will reccomend to the judge that she not go to jail, and then after that she will be out at partys, and basically laughing at the courts that she got off.

1478 days ago
79.

Murf    

It seems to me that nothing is going to work since she really does not want to be helped. Jail and then rehab will just postpone the sad ending we all know is coming.

1478 days ago
80.

martin    

dam,i had her in my dead pool and she has already passed my time of death in the dead pool.get ready to b on your knees lilo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!go 2 jail and stay u j.a.p.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1478 days ago
81.

ARTOFWAR    

....Prison, did wonders for Robert Downey Jr. And he was a thousand times worse off than Lindsay Lohan. I say lets give jail a chance, and if that fails, there is always electric shock treatment to fall back on....Artofwar

1478 days ago
82.

Murf    

It seems to me that if the girl does not want help nothing is going to work. Sending her to jail and then rehab is just going to postpone the sad ending we all know is coming.

1478 days ago
83.

G.R.    

Just commit the b*tch to an insane asylum and throw away the key. Regardless if she gets a lame reduced sentence, (Which is pathetic, she acts like she is getting the death penalty...Come Onnn. You do your time and you are out.) I hope to see her overdose soon because she can't face the pathetic jail time she got. What a big spoiled celeb. But this is typical in L.A..

1478 days ago
84.

Shea    

She should NOT get a reduction in sentence!! Two DUIs and cocaine possession is serious!
Everyone else would be doing MORE time than this.

1478 days ago
85.

Lori    

I hope this doctor is not some quack and that he does not just give her a bunch of pills. I think she needs to be taken off of EVERYTHING and then evaluated. If she truly needs medication, fine, but she may be using her meds for the wrong reason.

1478 days ago
86.

tlr7191    

Impose a sentence, then get recommendations? How lucky for her. They should have gotten the recommendations BEFORE the sentencing and sent her straight to rehab while still in court. This girl is more of a threat to herself than society. She's been abusing drugs (prescribed or otherwise) she doesn't even know what reality is. I say immediate long-term rehab, then she should have to deal with the consequences of her actions, no special treatment or "recommendations".

1478 days ago
87.

KeepItSimple    

She had two DUI's people.....geez! You dont follow the law then you go to jail...simple as that. Her "status" shouldn't make the situation special for her. She failed to do what she was told, and for that she needs to do the time. This is not just about drugs in this case. Too bad so sad for this sorry actress, but she is the one who did wrong. I don't feel for her in the least bit. You let her a** on the streets again she will end up hurting herself or even worst someone else(an innocent person. I hope and pray the judge stands firm on her decision and not let this flake get special treatment.

1478 days ago
88.

Chris    

I cannot believe how cruel that prosecutor was. Is she jealous? Is she another Tom Sneddon? She was clearly out for vengeance. She will forever be known in the US as the "sit down" woman. She made me sick. Addicts do NOT need jail time.....save that for the real criminals. Put her in an inpatient rehab facility where she can truly be helped. Everyone says that this should not have been big news (and to a point, I agree); however, this truly gave the country an "inside" look at how messed up our judicial system is.
Much Love,
Chris PS. "Hello" to "Sit Down DA"

1478 days ago
89.

angles    

THIS DR. NEEDS TO GET HER OFF THE DRUGS THEY ARE FAR TOO STRONG AND SHE NEEDS HELP NOW THEN SHE WILL GET BETTER AND COME BACK TO HER OWN PERSONALITY SHE CAN'T FUNCTION HER MIND ON SUCH STRONG DOSES OF DRUGS. I FEAR FOR HER LIFE AND STATE OF MIND CAN'T HER LAWYER DO SOMETHING FOR HER NOW TMZ USE YOUR INFULANCES TO HELP HER

1478 days ago
90.

atmospheredesigns    

She put **** You on her finger to the judge - end of story.

1478 days ago
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