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Lindsay Lohan won't face charges in club fight case, lawyer predicts

January 7, 2013 | 11:40 am

Lindsay Lohan's attorney predicted Monday the actress wouldn't face charges stemming from allegations that she assaulted a woman in New York last year.

The New York case has complicated the star's legal problems in Los Angeles, where she faces charges over a car accident.

Lohan was arrested in Manhattan on suspicion of third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, after she allegedly punched a woman in the face at Club Avenue in the fashionable meatpacking district.

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After the case was postponed Monday, her attorney told reporters that he believed prosecutors would not bring charges against Lohan.

The attorney, Mark Jay Heller, told the Associated Press that Lohan was "a victim of someone trying to capture their 15 minutes of fame."

Lohan's legal troubles continue on  the West Coast. In December a judge ruled that Lohan's probation for jewelry theft should be revoked after prosecutors charged her with three misdemeanor counts accusing her of lying to Santa Monica police about whether she was driving a Porsche that collided with a dump truck on Pacific Coast Highway.

The judge still must decide whether the 26-year-old actress' actions amount to a violation punishable by jail time. Lohan is on probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor grand theft stemming from stealing a necklace last year from a Venice jewelry store.

Lohan faces up to 245 days in jail if the judge seeks the maximum punishment. She has been to jail four times in recent years for various violations of the probation terms set after a conviction in 1997 of driving under the influence.

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-- Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein
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