The transient in question -- a man named Jonathan Kirby -- is still sporting two black eyes ... presumably from the nose-breaking punch LL delivered on the night Kirby broke into his home last week.
During the hearing, Kirby pled "not guilty" to 1st degree burglary with a person present.
As we reported, the L.A. County District Attorney charged Kirby as a 3rd strike offender, which means Kirby now faces life in prison if convicted.
Kirby's bail was set at $1.1 million. A preliminary hearing has been set for next month.