Lohan due back in court on Monday

The star will hear if New York club assault case will go to trial

Lindsay Lohan
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Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan was due to appear in New York criminal court on Monday to hear if her alleged role in a fight at a Manhattan nightclub will go to trial.

Tmz.com reports that if she doesn’t appear, a warrant will be issued for her arrest. The starlet was reported to have been partying until 5am while in London at the weekend.

At least she’ll have money to pay her legal bills. The 26-year-old flew to London to attend the New Year’s Eve party at the Dorchester thrown by the billionaire Sultan of Brunei’s celebrity-mad son, Prince Azim, and was reported to have been paid $100,000 (Dh367,309) for her presence.

Lohan is accused of hitting Tiffany Mitchell, 28, of Palm Beach, Florida, at the Avenue Lounge in Manhattan.

It will be her 19th court appearance since 2007.

Her lawyer is optimistic she’ll get off, telling CNN in November: “Once again, Lindsay Lohan is a victim of someone trying to capture their 15 minutes of fame.”

“From my initial investigation, I am completely confident that this case will be concluded favourably and that Lindsay will be totally exonerated,” Heller said of the New York incident.

But it’s not the end of her legal woes.

Lohan is scheduled to appear at a probation violation hearing on January 15 in California.

You’ll remember she was put on probation after being convicted of stealing a necklace in 2011. She’d avoid jail if she stayed out of trouble, something it seems she can’t do. In November 2012, four charges, including giving false information to a police officer, obstructing or resisting a police officer in performance of his duty and reckless driving, were filed following a car crash.