LINDSAY Lohan looks like she’s dozing off as she attends her latest court hearing.
The sick star, who was suffering from flu, got little sympathy from the judge who warned her she could go to jail over a car crash in June – even if she’s found not guilty.
Lindsay had initially claimed she was too ill to attend yesterday’s probation hearing in LA and submitted a doctor’s note on Saturday saying she was suffering from an upper respiratory infection.
But she was spotted on a shopping trip in New York at the weekend – puffing on a cigarette.
And Judge Sautner kicked off the proceedings with a sarcastic jibe.
She said: “I’m glad to see you’re feeling better.”
The 26-year-old actress was in court to answer charges that she lied to police when her Porsche crashed on Pacific Coast Highway in June.
She was on a driving ban at the time and told police her assistant Gavin Doyle was driving.
But he later admitted that she had been behind the wheel.
Lindsay arrived seven minutes late for the court appointment, looking rough despite smartening up in business-like black dress.
And she was sporting two new tattoos.
Her arm was sporting a red warning triangle with “What dreams will come” and she had the Brigitte Bardot quote: “I leave before being left. I decide” on her hand.
Lindsay is still on probation for the theft of a necklace, in 2011, and Judge Sautner told her that even if jurors find her not guilty in the trial, she could still be found in violation, because the standard of proof is lower.
Which means she could still be heading back to jail.
The Canyons star was accompanied to court by mum Dina and her new lawyer, Mark Heller, who was brought in when long-term rep Shawn Holley quit.
A new court date was set for March 1.
Lindsay has reportedly moved back in to the family home at Long Island, with Dina, as she is too broke to rent an apartment of her own.
A source close to the actress said: “Lindsay is flat-out broke and can’t even afford to rent a two-bedroom apartment in North Hollywood.
“There’s simply no way she would pass a credit check right now, and even if she could she wouldn’t be able to muster up a security deposit, let alone meet the rent every month.”
Meanwhile she has a new half-brother as dad Michael and fiance Kate Major welcomed a baby boy.
Landon Major Lohan was born at 11.39 yesterday — as Lindsay faced her latest legal battle.