Lohan, 26, has skated criminal charges and jail time more than once for petty bad behavior and misdemeanor crimes. But it’s hard to see how she can avoid a stretch now.
Lohan was arrested last night (Nov. 28) in New York City after she allegedly got into an altercation with another woman and struck her in the face. Police are still gathering evidence in the case, but still had probable cause to charge her with a third degree misdemeanor assault.
Police observed Lohan to be “visibly tired” at the station, according to gossip site TMZ. Did they mean strung out? But that’s only the beginning of her problems.
Lohan has suddenly made her whacked-out father’s demands to place her under a conservatorship seem reasonable. She’s estranged from her father because of his complaints that she’s out of control and a danger to herself.
The New York charges are enough to void her California theft probation, and send her to jail. But because the incident occurred out of state it’s less problematic than the new charges she’s facing in California.
Police there are reportedly seeking criminal charges as a result of her June car accident. She crashed her Porsche 911 sports car into the back of a slow-moving dump truck, but told police she wasn’t driving the car. Witnesses reported otherwise.
Now she’s facing charges for giving false information to a police officer, obstructing or resisting a police officer in the performance of his duty and reckless driving, according to TMZ.
All told, she could get up to a year in jail if convicted on all counts, or be remanded to jail immediately if a judge revokes her probation at a hearing next week. Given Lohan’s troubled legal past, stemming from a 2007 drunk driving conviction, it’s hard to see how she can avoid at least six months in jail, if not more time.