Michael Lohan was true to form when he appeared in court today, making crazy excuses that an angry judge didn't buy ... so Michael's gonna stay in jail for a while.
Michael -- who allegedly violated a restraining order and then tried to escape cops and falling four stories -- spoke to the judge from the jail on a monitor. Michael, who was in a wheelchair and handcuffs (see above), had his lawyer explain there are three reasons why Mr. Lohan needed his freedom:
1. He's got some TV shoot with Dr. Drew 2. Lindsay's hearing is coming up on Wednesday 3. He's got an upcoming celebrity boxing match with Tareq Salahi.
Surprise -- the judge wasn't moved, but was VERY upset at M.L.
Kate Major testified against Michael (see the video), crying as she told the judge about Michael's incessant calling.