Lindsay Lohan Arrest Further Complicates Legal Challenges

Dan Abrams discusses Lohan's legal troubles after recent arrest.
1:35 | 11/30/12

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Let's get more from "gma" legal analyst, dan abrams. Let's start with her arrest in new york. We have some tmz video, where you see that arrest happen. She hasn't been formally charged. What happens now? The d.A.'S going to investigate. The d.A.'S going to look at the police report. They're going to determine whether they want to file formal charges in connection with this. If there is a charge, it would be a misdemeanor. They're going to want to talk to the victim and witnesses. It was a rough day. Hours before this all happened, she was charged in california with reckless driving and misleading police. Could that influence what happens here? That's a bigger deal. It's not going to influence this investigation. But she's on probation in california, in connection with stealing a $2,500 necklace. Probation means, if you do something else wrong, in this case, she's charged with three, new misdemeanors, she could be sent to jail as part of the sentence on the previous crime, the stealing of the $2,500 necklace. If I'm lindsay lohan and her attorney, what happened in new york is more insignificant, I'm more concerned that she was charged in california. She did a short jail stint in the past. What would she be looking at? It could be up to 200-something days. More than likely, something like 30 days. The court will be wanting to send a message. That's why there would be a jail sentence. Other judges have tried to do it in the past. But they have to do it for the judges themselves. They don't want to be seen as being soft on celebrities. Thanks so much.

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