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Lindsay Lohan will likely be late for her Monday court date in Los Angeles, Calif., as her red-eye flight from New York is set to land less than 20 minutes ahead of her scheduled appearance, according to TMZ. The actress' private jet is estimated to arrive at Van Nuys Airport in the San Fernando Valley, Calif., at 8: 11 AM PT, giving her a mere 19 minutes to travel the 20 miles to the court house. If Lohan is late to her first day of trial, the judge could issue a bench warrant for her arrest.

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Lindsay Lohan is due back in California court on Monday — but she will make it just in the nick of time.

After skipping her scheduled Saturday departure, Lohan boarded a flight from New York's John F. Kennedy Airport to Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday, only to suddenly disembark ahead of takeoff amid fears that the plan was unsafe, according to TMZ.

Though the flight was in fact delayed an hour, it did roll up its wheels to the west coast. It was diverted to Las Vegas, Nev., but only to refuel before continuing on to Los Angeles. Lohan was left scrambling for an alternate last-minute flight across country. If she hopped a red-eye flight on Sunday, she could swing appearing on-time at the courthouse, which is close to the Los Angeles International Airport.

The ever-embattled actress will face the court on chargesin connection to her car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in June 2012. Lohan has pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor charges filed after the accident — reckless driving, lying to police and obstructing officers from performing their duties.

Just two weeks ago, Lohan and her New York-based attorney, Mark Heller, turned down a plea deal, which would have required her to serve time in a rehabilitation facility.

Now Lohan could land behind bars if she is found guilty of any of the misdemeanors. If she is convicted, her sentence may be up to 245 days — the remainder of her suspended sentence from a shoplifting conviction, which stemming from her stealing a necklace from a Los Angeles-area jeweler.

It’s been a rough ride as of last for Lohan, who is trying to rebuild her crippled acting career and public image after years of run-ins with the law. In November, her Lifetime original made-for-TV movie, Liz & Dick, in which she portrayed the late Oscar-winning icon Elizabeth Taylor, premiered to middling ratings and was wholly panned by reviewers.

That same week, she was arrested and charged with third-degree misdemeanor assault after she got into an altercation with a woman at a nightclub in New York City.

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