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Lindsay Lohan arrives at Beverly Hills courthouse

July 20, 2010 |  8:51 am

Lindsay Lohan arrived at the Beverly Hills courthouse Tuesday morning to begin serving a 90-day jail sentence for a probation violation.

As Lohan was scheduled to be transported to the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, there was confusion over who was serving as her attorney.

Her most recent lawyer, Robert Shapiro, resigned after less than a week, and Shawn Chapman Holley, her previous attorney, was representing her in court Tuesday morning.

Over the weekend, Lohan stayed at Pickford Lofts, a rehab center founded by Shapiro, whose son died after a drug overdose.

On Friday, Shapiro issued a statement saying Lohan would comply with the judge's directions.

"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 wrote, in part. "Ms. Lohan is suffering from a disease that I am all too familiar with."

TV crews were gathering early Tuesday morning at the Lynwood jail, where Lohan had been ordered to serve her 90-day sentence.

In Beverly Hills, Lohan's father, Michael Lohan, arrived at the courthouse just before his daughter's scheduled court appearance.

Revel earlier this month sentenced Lohan to jail, saying she had lied repeatedly to authorities and failed to attend weekly alcohol education classes that the court required when she pleaded guilty to a drunk-driving charge in 2007.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has not said exactly how long it plans to incarcerate Lohan, but authorities have said it could amount to 25% of her sentence.

Some speculate it could be even less, given jail overcrowding and the relatively minor nature of Lohan's probation violation.

-- Richard Winton and Abby Sewell in Beverly Hills and Sam Allen in Lynwood

Photo: Lindsay Lohan arrives at the Beverly Hills Courthouse to begin serving her 90-day sentence. Credit: John W. Adkisson / Los Angeles Times