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Attorney Robert Shapiro to represent Lindsay Lohan

Lohanincourt Attorney Robert Shapiro, best known for representing O.J. Simpson in his murder trial, has signed on to represent actress Lindsay Lohan, he said Friday.

Lohan, 24, is scheduled to start a 90-day jail sentence Tuesday after a Beverly Hills judge found that she violated her probation by failing to attend weekly alcohol education classes.

"I have agreed to represent Ms. Lohan on the condition she comply with the terms of probation, including a requirement of jail, imposed by Judge Marsha Revel," Shapiro said in a statement. "Ms. Lohan is suffering from a disease that I am all too familiar with.

"Hopefully," he continued, "I can be of assistance to Ms. Lohan and Judge Revel in implementing a treatment approach recommended by medical professionals for Ms. Lohan's long-term recovery and sobriety."

On Wednesday, Lohan entered a sober-living home founded by Shapiro after his son died from a battle with drugs and alcohol.

-- Richard Winton

Photo: Lindsay Lohan in court with her previous attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley.

Credit: Los Angeles Times

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Has she hurt anyone other than herself? Illegals get a pass and Lohan goes to jail for 90 days.

Jail will either help or hurt her.. Depends on who she befriends in there.. Hopefully no one.. Get in, Get out.

The judicial system is ridiculous in playing doctor, the judge sounds like a one sided coin. EVERYONE KNOWS MOST DO NOT MAKE SOBRIETY THE FIRST TIME AROUND, SHE WAS DOOMED FOR FAILURE AND THE COURTS BEING THE ALMIGHTY THEY ARE SHOULD RECOGNIZE THIS!! I believe the punishment is way over the top. A bunch of people saying she should serve time, what a group of back stabbing idiots. JAIL JAIL JAIL is that all this Country has come to. The prosecution must be a sexual deprived bunch too, picking on a real person, get your head out of the ground and go after real criminals. The laws in this Country have become too punitive and prosecutors getting too much power, lets get real, we all know there is drugs out there, booze out there, prescriptions out there, debt out there, These actions should not even see a court room. GROW UP AMERICA, the people at the decision level can be very scary, God forbid we peek into there lives.

He got a murderer off scott-free...He should be able to do wonders for a drunk...


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