01/07/2013 at 12:00 PM EST
Could 2013 be the year Lindsay Lohan
steers clear of trouble with the law?
Attorney Mark Jay Heller, the Liz and Dick
actress's lawyer, predicts there will be no case against Lohan in connection with an alleged assault in a Manhattan nightclub
in November, the Associated Press
Heller spoke to reporters after signing papers at the courthouse in New York on Monday during Lohan's scheduled misdemeanor assault hearing, which was actually postponed. The actress was not required to attend Monday's scheduled hearing.
David Bookstaver, the Office of Court Administration spokesman, also confirmed that a criminal complaint had yet to be filed.
Lohan, 26, was arrested and charged with third-degree assault following an altercation
with a woman on Nov. 29. At the time, Heller said Lohan was "a victim of someone trying to capture their 15 minutes of fame."
Last month, Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Jane Godfrey revoked Lohan's probation – a formality whenever there's an allegation of a violation – in a necklace-theft
With three misdemeanors, Lohan's next court appearance, set for Jan. 15, may determine whether the actress could go to jail for up to 245 days.