It appears that the various rumblings regarding [artist id="1737245"]Lindsay Lohan's[/artist] new legal counsel are true: The troubled star has secured experienced criminal defense attorney Robert Shapiro, who famously represented O.J. Simpson in his 1994 murder trial.
According to TMZ, Shapiro does not have plans to appeal Lohan's 90-day jail sentence but will try to convince Judge Marsha Revel to put Lindsay in a rehab facility and either eliminate or minimize jail time.
Shapiro's son Brent died of a MDMA drug overdose in 2005, and the website reports that the laywer has a specific plan and place in mind for Lohan: a live-in rehab facility with which he is said to be involved.
Shapiro has not yet shared his thoughts on his new client to any major media outlets, à la onetime Lohan attorney candidate Stuart V. Goldberg, who said the actress didn't understand what she was up against.
"My impression of Lindsay is that she's a fragile lost child — a sleeping beauty with her head in the sand," Goldberg told People magazine this week. "I found her not fully forewarned of the consequence of her actions. I'm concerned that she's not disciplined or tethered enough to the reality of adult consequences. ... She doesn't seem to have the awareness of what's going to befall her."
Shapiro did not respond to MTV News' request for comment at press time. Lohan must surrender herself on July 20 to begin serving 90 days in jail, followed by a 90-day inpatient drug rehabilitation program. Lohan's original lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, resigned shortly after the actress' sentencing.