But LiLo's camp insists the that the media and authorities are needlessly getting all revved up.
"While some of the facts are still being gathered, it appears that this is much ado about nothing," the actress's publicist, Steve Honig, tells E! News.
"We are confident this matter will be cleared up in the coming weeks and the claims being made against Lindsay will be proven untrue," he adds.
The star was arrested at around 2:25 a.m. Wednesday after police received a 911 call claiming that the actress had clipped a man while pulling into the Dream Hotel in downtown Manhattan and then entered the building right away. She was released two hours later after being issued a desk appearance ticket.
Police, meanwhile, tell E! News that alcohol was not believed to have been involved in the incident, and that LiLo was not administered a Breathalyzer test.
While authorities have not released the alleged victim's name, he was identified by the New York Daily News as Jose Rodriguez, who works as a chef.
Lindsay is due in court Oct. 23.