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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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91.

Sally    

Quote: Lindsay suck it up when you get out you'll be the richest young actress around..that's Hollywood baby!

Posted at 6:03 PM on Jul 16, 2010 by dd

No she won't. They said that about Paris Hilton when she got out of jail, she went right back to being an heirhead with no career except for any reality show she can get on. Lindsay's last hit movie was six years ago, and it was a hit in SPITE of her being in it, it was a Disney franchise movie, Herbie, that people went to see in SPITE of her being in it.

She has NO audience, she years ago completely alienated her "family" audience that she made her name in, she can't "open" a movie with her name and talent. Her career has been over for years. She's unstable, unwilling to deal with ALL her problems, and not worth the financial risk to reward ratio.

1374 days ago
92.

Just sayn    

Perhaps...in this dizzy circle of events this move of the lawyer is more for him than Linsey...I think she has a few more laps before she stops to clear her vision...where Mr Sharpio maybe is being offered a chance from his own energy to step forward and attempt to help someone who mirrors his sons journey.
Not everything is about Linsey.....this touchs many many lifes and memories than her events..she is only the flame that people are drawn to...what she needs is a spark! He might be the voice she hears....lets hope so. .. even if it isn't until later down the road. He is a good man, far and aged to the point that he sees the past in the present and tries to present a future of hope, through his faith that mankind has common sense....lol even Linsey.
Getting off my soap box!

1374 days ago
93.

Raejean    

Hmmmm....so what's the angle? Maybe that her actual jail time will be very short and sweet and he will spring her to immediately head to this rehab facility of his?

Gotta be a gimmick somewhere.

1374 days ago
94.

jwoolman    

Shapiro is a defense attorney. Our system requires a prosecutor and a defender (TMZ doesn't get a vote). The defender's job is to defend the accused (who is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt), not decide whether or not the client is guilty (that's the judge and/or jury's job). So you can all stop with the "karma" nonsense. OJ deserved a good defense just as much as anybody. The fact that many folks disagree with the verdict is irrelevant, we don't let mobs decide on justice here but have decided to be ruled by law, for better or worse. If you trash every lawyer who has ever defended a guilty person - well, you'll be trashing all of them, including public defenders. What are they supposed to do, all work for the District Attorney?!?

Anyway - this isn't a trial. She's already had her probation violation hearing and the judge has decided the validity of the violations and the sentence. Apparently she needs a defender at court before surrendering for jail anyway, since the other lawyer wasn't allowed (by the court) to quit until a new lawyer was hired. She is also going to need a lawyer for all the civil suits against her once she emerges from her sentence... such as the boutique trying to get more than $17,000 out of her for items she walked off with but hasn't paid for, or the person she was chasing during her wild ride in 2007. Is the person who owned the vehicle she hijacked still suing? Anyway, you get the point.... Maybe Shapiro agreed to deal with those issues also, unless somebody else is already doing it.

In any case - if Shapiro convinced Lindsay et al. that yes indeed, she's going to jail, and no no no it would be stupid to appeal, he has done his good deed for the week. She can't play the "I'm not an addict" role with him, he saw it all before with his late son. It's really awful for a parent to bury a child, so I would suggest we give this guy a chance and assume that, as a way of dealing with his son's death, he does want to use his skills to help other addicts (and knows that avoiding jail time is not necessarily the best thing for them). He sounds as though he's just what Lindsay needs right now.

1374 days ago
95.

CAA    

[QUOTE]: 91.Why did she retain Shapiro (who she cant afford)?
Posted at 4:44 PM on Jul 16, 2010 by cali

92.Call ... because she is stupid.
Posted at 4:45 PM on Jul 16, 2010 by Ernie [UNQUOTE]

She had a PUBLIC defender.......she HAS NO MONEY.

AND she needs Shapiro like she needs another hit.......all HE'S doing is agreeing to the judge's order. She doesn't doesn't need a lawyer for that.......all she has to do is show up.
So showing up.......what's that worth? $4 or $5 worth of gasoline?

1374 days ago
96.

Sally    

For Mike who wrote "This is not a moral issue. She is very sick."

I believe there is a huge moral issue, as well having an illness COMPONENT. It's easy to comprehend, it says straightforwardly in the bible THE WAGES OF SIN ARE DEATH. And if you sow to the flesh, you reap corruption. Pure and simple, these skanks like Lohan and Kardashian are living DEATH STYLES. They are amoral, self centered drug and alcohol abusers, without one shred of self restraint, character or any other virtuous characteristics. They "end" game and road for these types is very evident. Belushi, Ledger, Phoenix, et. al. They won't change, if they had any character, it would have surfaced years ago.

1374 days ago
97.

Lizzy7    

Round and round we go. Of course Shapiro is saying she WILL go to jail or he won't represent her. He knows damn well she'll be out within 4 hours due to overcrowding and she's not considered dangerous. Typical fast talking lawyer.

1374 days ago
98.

Laffn Bear    

Wow!
Look at all the posts from the self righteous, holier-than-thou, Bible quoting, pedantic folks.
Is there some sort of tweeting underground devoted to people that believe that anything is made better by inflicting the populous with their Christian beliefs?
And why now, for any god's sake?

1374 days ago
99.

Jade evergreen    

whoa @t 101 Lindsay no victim hell she spoiled immature brat who will have to eventually take responbitily for her actions
lets see if this time she stay in rehab for 90 days and not go back to her old ways.

1374 days ago
100.

Jade evergreen    

Lindsay Lohan still need to go to jail for 30 days to 90 days so she can learn that she not above the law and she pay for actions

1374 days ago
101.

Seawater    

Sally.. Exactly, they had no character. This is what addiction does. It causes the selfishness, etc. Drug using and drinking is only a symptom of the disease. Death is the bottom. You are quoting the Bible. I don`t believe in the Bible ,but I will not judge you, but I believe there are writings in the book about redemption, forgiveness, casting a stone, etc. Listen, I don`t approve of her behavior and am not defending her. As someone in recovery I have walked in her shoes and understand her behavior. This disease causes amoral behavior. What I am saying is that the issue is not a moral one.

1374 days ago
102.

dd    

Sally are you living in a cave Paris is RICH 4 LIFE..she's in the public eye as a hobby!!!

1374 days ago
103.

Barbara    

I wouldn't want a lawyer who said right off the bat that I was going to jail! Isn't that what Ms. Lohan is trying to avoid?

1374 days ago
104.

Linda    

Leave Lindsey alone. Its by the grace of God some us havent been pulled over after having a few. I think alot of people take their chances everyday,it dont even have to be alchol DUI could be anything mood altering, even prescription drugs. You dont want bad luck to come your way,have some compansion for others. I know I would hate to have to go to jail and the last thing anybody needs is to be knocked down anymore.Anyway Im sure Lindsey has better things to do than read negative comments on TMZ.

1374 days ago
105.

dd    

Linda noone should leave her alone she is at the brink of death...think of all of the young stars that everyone left alone...people only want to save her life. What about that wonderful actor that died in front of the Viper club..please don't let her do the same.

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