LA Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel sentenced Lindsay Lohan to 90 days in prison followed by 90 days of rehab due to her 2007 DUI probation violations.
The following day, Pop Tarts was told the actress’ lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley of Los Angeles law firm Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert, began catching wind that her client was shopping around for a new attorney.
Holley has represented Lohan throughout her case thus far, but because Lohan does not believe she deserves jail time at all, she said she is only willing to work with an attorney who will help her file an appeal.
“Lindsay is surrounded by all these so-called friends who keep wrapping her in cotton wool and telling her that she did nothing wrong and this is all so unfair and she must file an appeal,” Fox News quoted their inside source saying. “It’s a lost cause, she won’t listen to anybody unless they tell her she is an innocent.”
Holley was given advise from a member of Lohan’s management to quit before the actress fired her. She took the advice and publically decided to resign on Thursday, yet Pop Tarts has also learned that technically, Holley is still Lohan’s attorney. Judge Revel would not accept the resignation until “an official placement had been found, thus Holley is still the “attorney on record”,” Fox stated.
Lohan’s staff worked overtime this weekend, setting up meetings with various potential new attorneys, but most of them were said to be to “publicity hungry.”
Santa Monica Criminal Defense Attorney, Steve Cron, said Lohan is only putting off the inevitable by demanding an appeal.
“She will waste a lot more money in the process and just be back at where she started,” Cron said.