Lawyers in a case against Lindsay Lohan are meeting with a judge to determine whether the actress goes to jail or averts a trial on charges that she lied to police.
A hearing had been set to begin at 8.30am local time, and Lohan arrived after 9am.
Her lawyers and a prosecutor met with the judge in chambers for more than an hour, and the conference is continuing.
Lohan entered the courtroom looking slightly frazzled in a cream-coloured outfit. She was seated next to a bailiff.
It appears the actress is headed to trial over a June car crash that briefly sent her to hospital and returned her to court for proceedings she could have avoided if she stayed out of trouble.
Lohan has pleaded not guilty to three charges filed after the accident - reckless driving, lying to police and obstructing officers from performing their duties.
Even if she is not convicted, the Liz & Dick star could face up to 245 days in jail if a judge determines she violated her probation in a 2011 theft case.
A judge previously refused to delay a possible trial on the latest charges that would place Lohan in front of a jury for the first time.
Lohan reportedly missed her original Sunday night flight from New York to Los Angeles, instead travelling on a private plane provided by a Los Angeles-based energy drink company for which she has made promotional appearances.
"Thanks Mr. Pink for the private jet see you all in a few hours in LA," she tweeted early Monday.