Dina Lohan says daughter, Lindsay Lohan is "scared to death", as she prepares for her 90-day jail sentence, in a tearful interview airing tonight.
Can Lindsay survive jail? Dina says, "You know, she's strong, but until someone faces something as devastating as that...we're going to have to see." "God willing," she adds, "it won't happen."
Dina reveals that she and her actress daughter are consulting new legal counsel and hoping to file an appeal before her jail term must start, no later than July 20. "She's a fighter, and until the final result -- we're not giving up."
The mom-of-four adds: "I think it's time we get another attorney just to see it from another light and do damage control." Dina says she and Lindsay spend hours each day on their own reviewing court documents, case law and information about the Los Angeles jail system.
Meanwhile, Dina says her daughter was "completely blindsided" by the sentencing, believing she was in complete compliance with the terms of her parole and that the outcome of the day in court was to be the removal of her SCRAM bracelet.
Dina speaks out against Judge Marsha Revel for allowing the proceedings to be televised and making a "spectacle" of her daughter, saying, "This is not an OJ Simpson trial, which they made it out to be."
Dina also takes a shot at Judge Revel, questioning her fairness: "If she wants a trial, then make it a fair trial. I feel like Shawn Chapman Holley, Lindsay's former attorney should have stood up and said, 'Listen, I didn't know you were going to have witnesses.' We would have had ten witnesses. We didn't get a shot. We didn't get a shot at fairness."
So what is the mood in the Lohan household? "It's very difficult, we're not sleeping well, we're not functioning," says Dina. "We cry a lot and we hug a lot. She's petrified, we all are. We're angry. We're disappointed in the system."
While Michael Lohan tells the world Lindsay needs to go rehab, Dina disagrees, "I know my daughter is clean and sober today. I know that for a fact. I'm not a doctor…and I'm not an attorney. I'm a mother. And I'm sitting here, as a mother, just worried about my child."