While infamous actress Lindsay Lohan faces felony charges stemming from the disappearance of a $2,500 necklace from a Venice, CA boutique in January, she has spent the past week in New York City, and according to sources, visited seven different nightclubs in just four days. Reports differ on whether or not the actress consumed alcohol while out on the town. Lohan is due to appear in court in Los Angeles on Friday, March 25, regarding whether she will accept the plea deal offered to her in the necklace theft case or go to court, possibly facing jail time.
Even without drinking, could the actress get into any legal trouble for her antics? According to the rules of her probation, which relate to her DUI case from last year, Lohan is not permitted to go to a place where alcohol is the main item of sale.
When interviewed by People.com regarding Lindsay Lohan’s situation, Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer Steve Sitkoff stated it was a gray area. He said, “A prosecutor could very well collect evidence that Lohan’s been frequenting these places as grounds for a probation violation or having her bail revoked, which could lead to jail time.” Sitkoff added, “However, the definition of a place where alcohol is the chief item of sale is sometimes murky, especially if the establishment also doubles as a restaurant.”
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