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Lindsay Lohan faces four criminal charges in LA and NY on same day

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    Lindsay Lohan hides under a jacket while leaving a police station in New York City after being booked for assault after an alleged bar brawl Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. (AP)

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    Lindsay Lohan hides under a jacket while leaving a police station in New York City after being booked for assault after an alleged bar brawl Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. (AP)

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    Lindsay Lohan, left, hides under a jacket while leaving a New York City police station. Tiffany Eve Mitchell, right, is the woman rumored to be involved in the altercation with Lohan. (AP/ INF)

For most, the day you are charged with a crime is one of your darkest. For Lindsay Lohan, that ante has been upped, as the troubled actress was charged on Thursday with not one, but four separate crimes in two different states.

The Santa Monica City Attorney charged Lohan Thursday with three crimes in relation to her June car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway.

The three crimes are (1) giving false information to a police officer, (2) obstructing or resisting an officer in the performance of his duty, and (3) reckless driving.

In a statement sent to FOX 411 the Santa Monica Police Department said Lohan's charges come today after further investigation of the June crash. 

"During the subsequent investigation, information was developed that Lohan was the driver of the Porsche when the accident occurred," the statement explained. 

Add those three charges to Lohan's arrest in New York City early Thursday morning for third-degree assault stemming from an alleged club brawl, and you have four charges in two states, on one day. 

TMZ reports Lohan will likely be arraigned on the California charges next week. No appearance date has been set yet in her New York case.

'Oh my God! I didn't touch anyone!'

- Lindsay Lohan while being led away in handcuffs

Keep in mind these charges are being filed all while Lohan is still on probation for a jewelry theft.

L.A. based attorney David Wohl says: "It's unlikely the mere arrest of Lohan in New York will result in in her California probation being violated, that is unless she was under the influence at the time and a drug test proves that point. She may claim self defense in this case and probation will hold off to see if that defense flies before they decide whether or not to violate her."

However, Wohl adds that "if she is convicted of an assault related crime, felony or misdemeanor in New York, her probation will be violated in Callifornia, and any jail time that was suspended after her previous conviction will now have to be served."

But TMZ reports that when she is arraigned for her driving infractions in Santa Monica, the  judge will likely revoke her probation, as one of the conditions of probation is that Lindsay must obey all laws. Which could mean jail time.

Her now infamous day got off to a terrible start when Lohan was led by police in handcuffs from a New York nightclub in the wee hours Thursday morning for allegedly punching a woman in the face. 

Lohan, 26, allegedly got into a fight with a female patron at Club Avenue around 4:00 a.m. Thursday when an apparent verbal altercation turned physical, the police rep said. 

PHOTOS: Lindsay Lohan, alleged victim leave police station -Celebuzz 

Sources told TMZ Lohan and the woman, who reports identify as Tiffany Eve Mitchell, were seated in booths near each other inside the club when they began exchanging words. Lohan, who had allegedly been at the Justin Bieber concert earlier that night, reportedly said something to the effect of: "Give me my space."

Lohan then allegedly struck Mitchell, and Mitchell called police. Lohan was booked on a desk ticket and released a few hours later, the NYPD rep said.

The week had already started badly for Lohan with news that Lifetime may sue the actress for breach of contract from her work in the network's TV movie "Liz & Dick." 

Lohan’s contract with Lifetime’s insurance company explicitly stipulated that not only was the film’s star prohibited from getting behind the wheel, but from riding in any other vehicle other than the one provided -- with a driver -- by Lifetime throughout the six week filming period.

That all fell apart in June when the actress' car slammed into the rear of an 18-wheeler in California, and then she told cops that she wasn’t the one driving the car.

FoxNews.com's Hollie McKay and Leora Arnowitz contributed to this report. 

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