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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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1.

acushle    

PLEASE JUDGE,

PUT HER IN JAIL !!!!

548 days ago
2.

Jay W.     

Nothing is going to happen. Same old song and dance.

548 days ago
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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

548 days ago
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Kemosabe    

You are so brave to make to it court while battling a fake illness. Yeah right. Excuse after excuse. She has clearly not learned her lesson! This leech needs to be thrown in jail. It's not like she has a thriving career to attend to.

548 days ago
5.

jeannie    

Hope the sound is better than it was 2 weeks ago.

548 days ago
6.

royalredus    

Sautner "MAY" kick some butt, but in reality we all know Linds will skate again. Such a joke.

548 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

I'm a layer!

548 days ago
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Lucky_130    

Throw the book at her

548 days ago
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Vinsetta    

She's such a trooper. Being that sick and still flying cross country on a red eye to make her REQUIRED appearance. I don't anticipate much happening but hope Holley calls her Miss Lohan a few dozen times. Heller should be entertaining. I can only hope MiLo is there too with Dina being there. Let them both spew BS to the media after Lohan and Heller spew BS to the judge.

548 days ago
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KWDragon    

Same channel, same show.

I'm pleased that she could take the time from her busy schedule to actually appear when she was supposed to do so, but it's too little, too late, I think.

548 days ago
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PhilipMarkum    

I have to commend TMZ for reporting on her lies (I'm sick, but I'm out shopping and smoking) or she would not have shown up for court this morning at all. The truth is that Lindsay Lohan has been given so many passes that she has made a sham of the California legal system and if Judge Sautner lets her slide again -- as she has done before which resulted in more problems and near-death experiences for people in contact with Lindsay -- then Sautner is a failure as a judge. Just my opinion. LINDSAY LOHAN CAN ONLY GET BETTER IN A JAIL CELL JUDGE...SO PLEASE PUT HER THERE.

548 days ago
12.

jb    

This has been such a joke that it makes my blood boil. anyone else would of been thrown in prison a long, long time ago. it goes to show just how the legal system really is. and what annoys me, is that she knows it and flaunts it in everyone's face.

548 days ago
13.

Laura    

Her "layer" Mark Heller?

548 days ago
14.

Justice    

FIRST LOSERS!

548 days ago
15.

troy    

please queen sautner throw the book @ her and throw away the key

548 days ago
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