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VIDEO: Michael Lohan Asking Judge To Send Lindsay To Rehab Instead Of Jail, Says Lawyer

May 10 2010, Published 9:35 a.m. ET

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Michael Lohan's attorney Lisa Bloom told The CBS Early Show Monday that she's sent a letter on his behalf to the judge overseeing Lindsay Lohan's ongoing case, stating that he wants Lindsay sent to rehab, not jail, should she be found in violation of her probation.

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While Lindsay and mom Dina have said that the Mean Girls star has no such problems that would require rehab, Bloom said that Michael believes the issue Lindsay specifically needs help with is prescription drug abuse, and that he's already hand-picked a residential rehab center in the family's hometown of Long Island, New York where he wants her to be treated.

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Bloom said that Lindsay has already missed a few of her weekly court-ordered alcohol classes, and that judges and attorneys from both sides are operating under the assumption she is in violation of her probation, which could land her behind bars.

Bloom said that Michael and Lindsay, despite their explosive relationship, still speak occasionally and keep in touch via text message.

Michael "loves his daughter very much and for all of his shortcomings and his flaws and mistakes he's made in his life, which he freely admits, he loves his daughter, and he wants the best for her," Bloom said.

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Lohan, 23, will be back in court May 20  for a progress report.

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