Lohan’s Lawyer Quits

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July 8, 2010 | 4:12pm EST

The lawyer who defended Lindsay Lohan in her probation violation case has quit.

The Mean Girls star was sentenced to 90 days in jail on Tuesday after a Los Angeles judge ruled she had broken the terms of her probation from a 2007 DUI arrest by failing to attend court-ordered alcohol education classes.

Her legal representative, Shawn Chapman Holley, issued a statement on behalf of the actress on Thursday morning, calling the punishment “harsh and unfair”.

The press release reads, “Ms. Lohan and I are extremely disappointed in the sentence handed down by Judge Revel. We believe that the penalty is far harsher than what others would have received under similar circumstances.

“The reality is that Ms. Lohan, like most defendants, had to balance work commitments with court requirements. To be punished so severely for doing so, particularly in light of the fact that she substantially complied with each of her probationary conditions, is harsh and unfair.”

But TMZ.com now reports Holley has resigned, hours after the statement was released.

The website reports Lohan will allegedly be represented by a new lawyer, Tiffany Feder-Cohen.

Lohan has been ordered to surrender to a Los Angeles court on 20 July and will spend the rest of the summer behind bars. After she is released, she must spend another 90 days in residential rehab.