Britney Spears She Bangs

10/19/2012 3:00 PM PDT

Britney Spears -- She Bangs

While lawyers, jurors and reporters hear all about the meltdown of Britney Spears and who's responsible for her drug-fueled downward spiral, Britney was enjoying a frothy drink at Starbucks in Encino.

Check out her boots ... and her bangs.

Britney will not have to take the oath, because the judge in the defamation case has ruled she does not have to testify since she's currently under a conservatorship.

She may not be present in court, but Sam Lutfi is hell-bent on putting her life on trial.