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Lindsay's New Lawyer:

She's Going to Jail

7/16/2010 8:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan has officially hired Bob Shapiro to represent her in her ongoing DUI probation case ... but only on condition that she goes to jail.

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TMZ broke the story earlier this week that Shapiro was stepping in after Shawn Chapman Holley quit.  Shapiro, who repped O.J. Simpson, tells TMZ, "I have agreed to represent Ms. Lohan on the condition that she complies with all the terms of her probation, including a requirement of jail time that was imposed by Judge Marsha Revel."

Shapiro added, "Ms. Lohan is suffering from a disease that I am all too familiar with."  The lawyer's son died of a drug overdose in 2005.


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31.

Ernie    

He says he understands ... but really doesn't have a clue how to help someone. Cuddling substance abusers in a cushy sober/rehab house with all the bells and whistles is a joke. Jail will do more good for LL than any secular rehab. The stats of success in those is so small it is truly a waste of time. She tried.. what... three times? Where did it get her? She needs one full year in a faith-based residential treamtment program. The stats on those rehabs are close to 86% and... guess what? Most if not all are FREE OF CHARGE!!! HELLO! .... What a bunch of knuckleheads wasting time and money on useless... I will say again... useles rehabs that all they do it set you up to relapse. It is built right into their piss-poor program. JESUS IS THE ANSWER!!!

1499 days ago
32.

Sally    

I notice Shapiro, Kardashian, nor anyone else on the OJ SCHEME TEAM NEVER made PRISON "a condition" representing the DOUBLE MURDERER who walked. He has a "disease" too, chronic misogyny turned to murder.

1499 days ago
33.

Lisa    

Lindsay has an opportunity to change her life - go to jail, go to rehab, come out - accept accountability and let your actions speak for themselves - people will love her again for becoming responsible!

1499 days ago
34.

Beth    

Well said #25!

1499 days ago
35.

Celebrities Suck    

she needs to go to jail in order for her to mature. She has serious problem and this might be a rude awakening.

1499 days ago
36.

Ernie    

People have a tendency to forget that the criminal justice system is there to HELP you. Where else can you find someone to arrest you when you break the law that could kill you or someone else? Keep you in a jail cell so you can live... not die? Stand in front of a judge who is tryiing to get you to "see the light" by forcing you kickin, screaming and crying into "captivity" so you might get a moment to look around and see and appreciate that the system does care ... if you would only open up your stubborn prideful eyes .... God is behind all of this .... jail is a lifesaver... just ask the thousands of ex-cons who will say AMEN to this fact. The healing begins when the cell door closes. If you get real... humble yourself ... get all you can from God while there.... you will never return. LL... make sure you bring your bible.

1499 days ago
37.

Sally    

Curse of the DOUBLE MURDERER GUILTY AS CHARGED lawyers:

Robert Kardashian, DEAD of throat cancer

Johnnie Cochran, DEAD of brain cancer

Brent Shapiro, (son of Robert Shapiro) DEAD of drug overdose.

1499 days ago
38.

Klipper    

What is this story about? I see no mention of Mel Gibson in it. I'm confused and scared.

1499 days ago
39.

UnknownUser    

Lindsay has a more nihilistic, self-destructive approach to life. She just doesn't give a ****. Very different from all the other train wrecks. And it totally contradicts Shapiro's claims that she has a disease.

Feel free to believe she'll change.

In your honor,L, a nice fresh bottle of Smirnoff Vodka

1499 days ago
40.

Tired of toxomom    

Waiting for the punch line here... Shapiro's clients always skip jail so how is he going to weasel Lindsey out of it?

1499 days ago
41.

BobLoblaw    

Anyone else really sick of Max and his news articles here? Max, post that junk at CNN and let us get back to the gossip!

As for LL....damn, she could have just listened to the judge the FIRST time and avoided jail. Then she fired her lawyer (Holly) because she didn't want to go to jail. Now she's hired mr. big buck attorney and what's happening...she's still going to jail. Suck it up sweetheart, and do your time!

1499 days ago
42.

Ernie    

Why is he making it such a big deal that he will only rep. her unless she goes to jail? She is already sentenced. She HAS to go to jail. You get a new attorney for all of this smoke? You have no choice, young lady.... you are sentenced. The judge cut you a break by not taking you into custody right away. You are going to wish you did because you would almost be done with your jail time by the time you get back to court on the 20th. Some people just like to make life hard for themselves. YOU ARE SENTENCED.... PERIOD.

1499 days ago
43.

Ubetcha    

He can't play the race card this time... Lindsy is screwed...

1499 days ago
44.

Alexa    

He grew a conscience since the OJ trial? Didn't care that OJ went free. What a douche!

1499 days ago
45.

Abe    

If Lindsay Lohan doesn't go to jail for an appreciable amount of time, there will be a hue and cry for every person in L.A. county who was given a similar sentence for a similar offense.

Judge Revel knows this.

Shapiro knows this.

Lindsay Lohan does not know this.

Screw Lindsay. I want to see the helicopters following the sheriff's car as she's being taken to jail. I will cheer out loud!

x

1499 days ago
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