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Michael Lohan’s lawyer, Lisa Bloom, has sent a letter to the judge handling Lohan’s daughter Lindsay’s DUI probation case. A copy of the letter somehow found its way into the hands of TMZ, which promptly shared it with the rest of the world.

The letter was addressed to the Honorable Marsha Revel of the Los Angeles Superior Court in Beverly Hills. In it, Bloom requests for stricter terms of probation for Lohan’s daughter Lindsay on his behalf. In Michael Lohan’s opinion, the terms of probation currently in place – which calls for Lindsay to attend classes once a week – is not enough. Instead, the elder Lohan suggests that his daughter be enrolled in an in-patient rehabilitation facility and that random drug testing is conducted on her. In essence, however, the letter is asking that Lindsay is spared from jail, which could happen if it is proven that she violated the terms of her probation.

What Lindsay needs, according to her father, is a program that includes family therapy, and suggests one in Oheka Castle in Cold Spring Hills, New York. It is either that or “frequent, random, court-ordered drug testing” and “random searches of her home and person by law enforcement” or the extension of Lindsay’s probation “for an additional term of years to continue her period of court supervision.”

Bloom, a legal analyst for CBS News, also shared sending the letter to co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez on the “Early Show.” She mentioned that Lindsay may have missed a couple of classes, which means she is in violation of probation.