Lindsay Lohan's lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley is in chambers with the judge in Lindsay Lohan's DUI probation case ... and on her way in Holley clearly telegraphed that Lindsay needs a little mercy if she's going to avoid jail.
Holley said it's up to the judge to decide if Lohan will go to jail. It's the best Holley -- a highly-accomplished lawyer -- can really say, since Lindsay has not completed the required number of alcohol ed classes.
As for Holley's legal argument -- "Lindsay's doing her best." That may not be good enough.
Lindsay's hearing is Thursday. Since she has not complied with the terms of probation, she must attend court.