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Judge to Lindsay

'I'm Glad to See

You're Feeling Better'

1/30/2013 10:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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9:27 AM PT
-- Heller is currently inside the courthouse and is expected to come out to address the media ... because he can't help himself.

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Judge Stephanie Sautner couldn't help herself during Lindsay Lohan's hearing this AM, quipping, "I'm glad to see you're feeling better" -- referring to the fact that she was almost a no-show because her doctor said she had an upper respiratory infection -- which apparently didn't get in the way of her shopping spree last Saturday.

Lindsay reluctantly told the judge in her criminal case she's down with saying goodbye to longtime lawyer Shawn Holley ... and put her fate in the hands of New York attorney Mark Heller, who arrived to court today with a rabbit's foot on his bag for good luck.

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A sleepy Lindsay hesitated when Judge Sautner asked if she was comfortable with the change.  Lindsay qualified her answer by telling the judge she was OK with it today, but the judge wanted to know about today and tomorrow ... Lindsay said it was.

Judge Sautner gave Heller permission to rep Lindsay in the lying-to-cops case and Heller then tried to turn on the charm, telling the judge they had a NYC connection since she was once a Big Apple detective.  The judge fired back that flattery would get him nowhere fast.

The judge also laid down the ominous fact -- that Lindsay could be found not guilty in the lying case, and her probation in the jewelry case could still be violated since the standard of proof is lower.

The Judge set March 1 as the next hearing.

FYI -- for whoever cares, Lindsay wore Chanel to court today with Celine shades ... and Louboutins on her feet, obviously.

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queen bee    

Her new lawyer is going to kill her in court. To much of a BULLSHI!!ER!

596 days ago
302.

Jay Elle    

That lawyer needs to STFU and stop sucking up. It's pathetic. Act professional, FFS.

FYI it's very normal for court to go many, many dates. There is a lot of paperwork, motions, etc that need to be done. There are many steps to criminal proceedings, so that is why it has been set to another date. Expect nothing to happen with this for a while, folks!

596 days ago
303.

mozilla    

What a freaking joke!!!!!! She looks horrible and nearly stumbled on her way out of the courtroom..Judge is retiring, how convenient to set the date for after her retirement date.

596 days ago
304.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

HELLER! HELLER! HELLER! HELLER! HELLER! HELLER! HELLER!

Just awesome! lols :) Wonder were she will be clubbing tonite!?!? haha! NY or CA???

596 days ago
305.

Cat    

Can't say we didn't all see this coming! With a court date of 3/18 thats a Monday so lets see if she shows up looking like a bloated hot mess like she did today - UNBELIEVABLE!!!!! 2 judical systems - 1 for us, and 1 - for bloated washed up hacks like her!

596 days ago
306.

Jay    

Ok so just checked out the tail end:

1) This Attorney Mark Heller is a f*king bafoon. I mean really WTF????

2) Why does Lindsay look like she is holding back laugher I see this is still a big joke to her. Nice to know.

3) Judge Sautner is retiring before the PV violation hearing. Lindsay really does have 9 f*king lives and I am sure she wont be getting any significant jail time for any of this as usual.

596 days ago
307.

Vinsetta    

Just because Sautner is retiring, NICOLE, how does that equate to good news? You have no clue who will be there. She's probably better off with Sautner. Heller, what a GD joke. Sits up, sits down, up down. How did he pass the bar?

596 days ago
308.

ButterflyWings    

My Cousin Vinny!

596 days ago
309.

Britt    

What an ass-kisser her Solicitor was!!!

596 days ago
310.

flora68    

So Judge Stephanie Sautner is retiring just in time to be rid of this case. Interesting.

596 days ago
311.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

I'm confuzzed more than 'EVAH'! Oh, the 'DRAAAAAAMA'!

596 days ago
312.

Cheryl A.    

Trial is March 18th The day AFTER St. Patrick's day, a HUGE boozing day!! Second, LiLo sounded like a half dead frog, her eyes look terrible, she practically didn't bother with make-up, probably trying to look "sick" ALSO, her Lawyer needs a tie pin or clip. It looked terrible, all askew. This judge seems to be kind of soft on her so HOPEFULLY the new one will be tough as nails!

596 days ago
313.

ice    

I thought my cousin vinny retired.

596 days ago
314.

janet    

This was ony going to be a trial set date. Man does she look like crap. The judge just gave her her legal rights thats all she can do.


Enough time for Lohan to screw up again.

596 days ago
315.

LLsez    

LOL...no one had to refer to Blo's "work" schedule when setting trial dates.

596 days ago
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