53 seconds -- that's exactly how long Lindsay Lohan was able to beg for mercy in open court before she started to break down and cry.
Judge Marsha Revel allowed Lohan to address the court just moments ago -- and in between teary-eyed breakdowns ... Lindsay apologized multiple times and tried to explain why she missed alcohol education classes.
So we gotta ask ...
Begging, Pleading, Crying
7/6/2010 7:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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