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Robert Shapiro

Will Rep Lindsay Lohan

7/14/2010 8:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned famed lawyer Robert Shapiro will represent Lindsay Lohan in her jail saga, but we're told Shapiro's plan is not to appeal Lindsay's 90-day jail sentence.

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Sources say Shapiro, who was part of the team that successfully repped O.J. Simpson, will try to convince Judge Marsha Revel to put Lindsay in a rehab facility and either eliminate or minimize jail.

Shapiro, whose son died of a drug overdose in 2005, has a lot of experience with rehab facilities and we're told he has a specific plan for Lindsay, and a specific place in mind -- a live-in rehab facility in which Shapiro is involved.  Shapiro created a foundation to help people deal with drug and alcohol problems, named after his son -- The Brent Shapiro Foundation.

Shapiro was hired in a nick of time.  Lindsay is supposed to turn herself in on Tuesday.

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241.

Jim    

Shapiro's opening line.......Lindsay's not full of S#%T, you must acquit!!!!!

1561 days ago
242.

ICDogg    

If she would have checked in to the rehab before the last hearing, the whole thing would have been suspended until post-rehab, and if she completed rehab, there would be no threat of her doing time at all. But now she waits until a week before she's supposed to report to jail - that just looks like she's playing games with her cynical attitude which is what got her sentenced to do time in the first place.

1561 days ago
243.

MartyB    

#281 JOAN:

Lindsay hijacked a car, with people in it, while she was coked up, drunk and got into a highspeed car chase...
Do we really NEED to bury dead children before Linsday is held accountable for her CRIMES?
Hello? Clue IN.

1561 days ago
244.

Chanel    

This is her best chance of avoiding or reducing her jail sentence.

1561 days ago
245.

Kellyann    

Lindsey most definitely must go to jail! How would any of the Lohans feel if, God forbid, a drunk and/or high driver seriously hurt or killed one of their loved ones? I guarantee they would, and rightfully so, be DEMANDING the maximum sentence that one can receive from the courts. I truly hope that the Judge does not allow Mr.Shapiros request to come to fruition. She needs that time, from what I understand she will be kept from the general population, to THINK about everything that she has done and gotten away with. Then she needs, I feel, much more than 90 days in rehab. She should be placed in rehabilitation for at least six months.
To all of you wishing her dead, really? How does that make any of you any better than Lindsey, her mother and father, you know the same people you are raking over the coals? I absolutely agree that she is spoiled and has no clue as to the seriousness of her actions. I also agree that, especially her mother, is an enabler and that they are using their daughter for everything. Imagine how that must feel. Your mother and father using you for everything that you are worth. How would you, holier than thou people handle that? She could have, and thankfully, she did not, seriously hurt or kill another human being. Twice that we know of. She is a 23 year old young woman who is beyond lost and needs serious help and I hope she takes FULL advantage of what this judge is doing for her. Once her mind is cleared from all of the drugs/alcohol. How many of you would wish a loved one of yours dead if they made the same extremely poor choices Lindsey has? I bet you would be quite angry at anyone wishing your loved one dead. Stop being so damn cruel and inhuman, and take the time to thank whoever/whatever you may believe in that you and the people you all care about are not in her situation. I do not know what is worse, the very special treatment she has received or the absolutely disgusting behavior shown by some of you on these pages. Remember, one does not have to be rich and famous to end up an alcoholic and/or drug addict. Good luck, Lindsey. There are many people who are praying for you and all the others who are battling addictions. Oh, and congratulations to all of you perfect human beings out there-must be nice!

1561 days ago
246.

Maurice    

JOAN #281
"Lindsay hasn't hurt anyone, she hasn't hurt a child"
WHAT?
She hijacked a car with people in it, high on coke and got into a high speed car chase.
Do we really need to bury bodies before she is held accountable for her CRIMES?
HELLO? CLUE IN!

1561 days ago
247.

Karen    

Lindsay will wind up calling Shapiro a washed up, burned out attorney with alheizmers when, at the end of the day, still has to go to jail for any length of time, and on to rehab. She'll blame him (and probably not pay him, for example, didn't even pay her nail salon after racking up an enormous bill) when she doesn't get out of doing the time in jail and rehab. Anyone wanna take my bet?

1560 days ago
248.

John Rocco    

Mr. Shapiro, You lost so much credibility defending OJ, what makes you think we forgot that circus. The best thing Lindsay can do is serve her time, shut up, go to rehab and stay away from her mother (the whore)

1559 days ago
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