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Famed defense attorney Robert Shapiro took on Lindsay Lohan’s case last week on the condition that she follows the judge’s orders and reports to jail.

He seemed like just what she needed, but shockingly, Shapiro stepped away Monday for unknown reasons after meeting with Judge Marsha Revel.

The troubled star, who is said to be living in denial, is due to be formally sentenced this morning in court for violating the terms of her DUI probation.

At least she seems in relatively good spirits.

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“The only ‘bookings’ that i’m familiar with are Disney Films, never thought that I’d be ‘booking’ into Jail… eeeks,” Lindsay wrote on her Twitter page.

Former girlfriend Samantha Ronson, who has supported Lohan through her ordeal, Tweeted back, “well – you haven’t lost your sense of humour.”

Barring a miracle, Lindsay Lohan is headed to jail today.

It is not immediately clear who will be representing Lohan at the Tuesday morning hearing in Beverly Hills Superior Court where she is ordered to surrender.

Although he has been assisting her, Shapiro never formally became her attorney and was expected to take that title after meeting with Judge Revel Monday.

Technically, her lawyer is Shawn Chapman Holley, who parted ways with Lohan after the star’s last hearing but never signed the papers removing herself.

Revel would have had to replace Holley with Robert Shapiro as attorney of record. This was thought to be a mere formality, but it never actually took place.

Lohan was given 90 days in jail for violating probation terms from her 2007 DUI conviction, but likely will serve only a fraction of that due to overcrowding.

She had (thankfully) entered a sober living facility with ties to Shapiro last week, but then her assistant was seen removing her belongings earlier Monday.

Stay tuned