"The Assistant DA handling the case will decide next week whether or not to formally charge Lindsay," a law enforcement source tells RadarOnline.com. "They're currently going over all of the evidence and met with Tiffany and her attorney, Gloria Allred earlier this week for three hours.
"The meeting was very productive and provided the prosecutors and cops with further insight into what allegedly happened that night. The NYPD thinks that there is more than enough evidence to charge Lindsay with a crime and a lot of the cops think that if she isn't charged, it will just embolden her to misbehave even more! There definitely is a sense among the investigators that Lindsay has absolutely no respect for the law, and that the only place for someone like Lindsay is behind bars."
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Lohan was arrested after allegedly punching Mitchell in the face following a verbal altercation at Avenue night club.
Following the incident, several eyewitnesses came forward claiming that Lohan had been drinking heavily and doing cocaine prior to the melee.
Meanwhile, back on the West Coast, Lindsay will formally be arraigned on December 12 on three misdemeanor charges of lying to cops, reckless driving and obstructing or resisting a police officer in the performance of his duty. Lohan isn't expected to attend the proceedings unless ordered by the judge to appear.