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LiLo Back In Court, Could Still Face Jail If Not Guilty

As Lohan is seen sporting two new cryptic tattoos...

Lindsay Lohan was back in court yesterday (30th January), with the actress being warned by a judge she could face jail time even if she's not found guilty of charges relating to a car crash last summer.

According to The Sun, the Liz & Dick star had originally claimed she was 'too ill' to attend the probation hearing in LA, even submitting a doctor's note on Saturday saying she was suffering from an upper respiratory infection.

However, the newspaper claims LiLo was seen smoking a cigarette during a shopping trip to New York at the weekend, with Judge Stephanie Sautner kicking off the hearing with the sarcastic comment: "I’m glad to see you’re feeling better.”

Lohan was then told that she was in court to answer charges that she lied to police, after the 26-year old had perviously claimed she was not behind the wheel of her Porsche when it crashed on the Pacific Coast Highway in June.

Judge Sautner explained to Lindsay - who is still on probation after she stole a necklace in 2011 - that even if she is found not guilty for the car crash offence, she could still be found in violation, because the standard of proof is lower - meaning Lohan might find herself back behind bars.

The Mean Girls star - who even appeared to doze off during the hearing - arrived seven minutes late for her court appearance wearing a smart black dress and spotty heels, as well as sporting two new tattoos.

On her arm, Lindsay showed off a red warning triangle design with the words 'What dreams will come' scrawled underneath.

She also had the Brigitte Bardot quote: "I leave before being left. I decide" etched on her hand.

A new court date has now been set for 1st March. Keep it for more...