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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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61.

Ernie    

Please Amanda .... Lohan brought this on herself. Harvey was not taking photos of her back in 2007 when she broke the law. The wheels of justice move slowly. LL could have gotten this well behind her if she would have only listened to her father and others who cared about her. But ... nope. She did what she did and now the piper is to be paid. The check has arrived .... and Harvey had nothing to do with it.

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MountainRosie    

I am not sure that getting high as a kite every day is actually a disease. It is sad that he qualifies it that way. a total cop out.

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63.

Seawater    

I understand the article as saying that Shapiro will advise Lindsey only on her probation and this is only if she completes all of the judges orders.I do not believe he has been paid to keep her out of jail. He knows about the problems with addiction first hand and will do nothing to enable her. He is definatly doing the right thing. I gained alittle respect for this man.

1524 days ago
64.

Carl    

Good. He probably figured out that she wasn't ready for rehab because she won't admit she has a problem. I'm guessing that he hopes jail will work as a wake up call to her. I'll root for her to get better, but if she doesn't she won't get any sympathy from me, she's been given more chances than just about anybody.

1524 days ago
65.

Ernie    

Substance abuse and drunkedness is not a disease. No one can be tested to see if they have the "gene" ... It is called SIN. Easily repented of .. and onward with life. People just want to make it harder on themselves by calling it a disease. It takes one off the hook. BLA!! Show me the test one can take to prove it is a disease. The only tests are for how much you have in your system and the damage it has done to your brain and other organs. NOT ONE TEST FOR THE GENE. Try getting an MRI for drunkedness or substance abuse.

1524 days ago
66.

beachkid    

Something fishy is going on. He is too eagle to put her in jail. Must have a trick up his sleeve.

1524 days ago
67.

Sally    

Some other scrumbags Shapiro represented are Christian Brando, KILLER son of Marlon Brando (who Shapiro got off with a Manslaughter, and only 5 years in prison), and Erik Menendez, a spoiled Beverly Hills brat who MURDERED his parents with his brother.

1524 days ago
68.

Lori    

I can't believe he got her to go for that! I hope she does well... I think he really has her best interest at heart given his son's death from drugs.

1524 days ago
69.

Ernie    

The guy does not know the first thing about treating someone for sinful out of control lifestyles. JAIL works. It forces one to take a good long look at oneself. Kicking a can down the road will not help. Calling sin a disease is just kidding oneself. The Bible clearly teaches that sin is the root of all of mankind's problems. No one forces someone to drink, do drugs, break the law... these are all done by each person who willfully does them. The law is for the lawless. Break the law. Guess what? Consquences. Plain and simple stuff here. Not rocket science.

1524 days ago
70.

Truth    

LINDSAY IS AN IDIOT!!!!! BASICALLY SAYS SHE SHUD HAVE KEPT CHAPMAN-HOLLEY. I DONT SEE SHAPIRO DOING ANYTHING DIFFERENT WHAT SHE WOULD/COULD HAVE DONE. SMFH.

1524 days ago
71.

Ernie    

Check out what they do in Iran when one breaks the law. How about stoning to death if you get caught commiting adultery. You think they take their law seriously? We Americans should get down on our knees and thank God cops arrest us before we can kill ourselves and others. HOWEVER, all is not true.... thousands die yearly by our own stupidity and lack of bibical knowledge on the difference between right and wrong. We like to still "do our own thing" and think we can get away with it. Fools.

1524 days ago
72.

cali    

Why did she retain Shapiro (who she cant afford)?

1524 days ago
73.

Ernie    

Call ... because she is stupid.

1524 days ago
74.

dd    

This first part is probably pro-bono, he'll get paid in the end when she checks into his rehab for 3 months..some of them run 80 grand a month.

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75.

aragorn    

Consequences will never be the same.

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