Her lawyer tells PEOPLE she "is prepared to serve her jail time" despite being punished too severely

By Jennifer Garcia
July 08, 2010 12:35 PM
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Nobody wants to go to jail, and as a 90-day sentence looms for Lindsay Lohan, her lawyer is calling the punishment unjust.

“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,” Lohan’s attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, who’s based in Santa Monica at the firm Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert, said in a statement Thursday.

“The reality is that Ms. Lohan, like most defendants, had to balance work commitments with court requirements,” the statement continues. “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.”

That said, Holley added, “Ms. Lohan is prepared to serve her jail time and to comply with the Court’s orders.” Her 90-day sentence is set to begin July 20.

Holley also addressed the brewing controversy over a manicure Lohan sported with an explicit message.

“With respect to Ms. Lohan’s nails, the fact is, the words could barely be seen by the naked eye,” Holley says. “That a courtroom camera, purportedly there to accurately chronicle the proceedings, would use a telephoto lens to zoom in as it did to Ms. Lohan’s fingernail is a commentary on the entire issue.”

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