Lindsay Lohan has had her fair share of legal issues. The actress pokes fun at her highly-publicized DUIs as the new spokesperson for Lawyer.com. In an online ad for the site, the 31-year-old jokes that she thought she was in trouble when the legal service reached out to her.
“When Lawyer.com first reached out to me, I was confused and a little scared because I thought I was in trouble,” she laughs. “But when they asked me to be their spokesperson, I was intrigued. After meeting with the team, I realized Lawyer.com is just about helping people. From getting a DUI — let’s not pretend I didn’t get one, or two, or three or some others — it’s so simple, and it’s free.”
Lohan has inked a deal to be Lawyer.com's spokesperson for 12 months, People reports. She will also serve as a marketing and brand advisor.
Lohan has had multiple arrests in real life, related to drunken driving, reckless driving and shoplifting, as CNN reported. Her DUI legal troubles began in 2007 with two drunken driving arrests. That year, she pleaded guilty to two counts of being under the influence of cocaine. She also pleaded no contest to driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher as well as reckless driving, according to People. She was asked to serve 24 hours in jail at that time and placed on probation.
In 2010, she was arrested for probation violations and posted $100,000 bail. That same year, she was sentenced to 90 days in jail for failing to attend court-ordered alcohol education classes, as E! News reported. In 2011, she was given 120 days in county jail and 480 hours of community service for probation violations. In 2015, she was finally off probation, as CNN reported.
“I’m excited to work with Lawyer.com because I know how hard it is to find quality legal help and this is a great opportunity to help people in need,” the actress said in a statement, according to People. “I’ve used Lawyer.com for business ventures and found the response time and lawyer selection amazing.”
Lawyer.com is a legal search service where people can find and connect to lawyers. The company also offers web and marketing services.
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