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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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376.

Like It Is    

froggystyle is an idi0t!

The brunette deputy sheriff IS smoking hot!

598 days ago
377.

Dude    

So WHEN Lindsay eventually kills someone, will the family of the victims be able to sue all of these judges who keep enabling her to do whatever the f she wants?

598 days ago
378.

Dude    

So WHEN Lindsay eventually kills someone, will the family of the victims be able to sue all of these judges who keep enabling her to do whatever the f she wants?

598 days ago
379.

Reg    

Mark my words, at this very minute Dina and Linds will be taking it in turns snorting blow and blowing Heller, for services rendered!!! Champagne anyone???

598 days ago
380.

troy    

more of the hot irish guy pls

598 days ago
381.

mintjulep    

Her new Lawyer looks horrifying! Tell the Adams family to take him back! Fire him, cop a plea deal and just do some well deserved time.

598 days ago
382.

alician    

Did I hear correctly... "I am retiring before March.." So new judge, new layer, and new verdict!

598 days ago
383.

yippie    

the irish pap actually saw a real life leprechaun, Heller congrats

598 days ago
384.

ruserious    

My Cousin Vinny is my favorite movie...get me some popcorn.

598 days ago
385.

who dat    

A press conference for a coke whore on a probation violation. The only thing that would make this complete is: a midget, dressed in a clown suit juggling.

598 days ago
386.

bad judge and lawyer    

people stop giving midget heller attention he is a bad lawyer

598 days ago
387.

lolurdumb    

So what is she gonna pull now between today n march 1st??? Just wait for it.....

598 days ago
388.

fixxin2    

Today only confirmed Lindsay's belief she will NEVER go to jail.

With that sense of entitlement, how long before she screws up again? No way she stays out of trouble by the next hearing.

598 days ago
389.

Lala    

WHEN is this "girl" going to have to be responsible for her actions??? I've seen her appear before this "tough" judge before... and NOTHING happened then either... as NOTHING happened today...

I think the lawyer switcharoo was a stall tactic...

598 days ago
390.

who dat    

Time for an 8 ball and some shopping. Lady justice isn't only blind and deaf, she's ignorant.

598 days ago
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