Huey Lewis' son AUSTIN CREGG is facing a possible jail sentence, stemming from his arrest in March (08) when he was found with marijuana while scrawling graffiti on a New York City street.
The 23-year-old was nabbed at 3.51pm on 5 March 2008 on West 4th street in the West Village by cops who spotted him marking a wall with graffiti and acting in a drunken manner.
He was arrested for criminal mischief by officers, who discovered a small bag of marijuana and black marker on his person.
Cregg - a wannabe musician with dreams of following in his father's footsteps - was slapped with a violation for the bag of marijuana and a misdemeanour charge for making graffiti, later lowered to a violation.
He pleaded guilty to a 2420 charge of Disorderly Conduct involving marijuana, and on 13 June (08), he was sentenced to 10 days community service.
But he didn't complete the sentence in the allotted time, only managing seven days serving up food to AIDS, HIV and cancer sufferers in a downtown kitchen.
Cregg was hauled before Manhattan Lower Court on 21 November (08), where he was given until 2 February 2009 to work the final three days.
If he misses that deadline, he risks being jailed.
However, if he works the hours, the case will be officially closed on Cregg's "sealing date", scheduled for 12 June (09) - if he can avoid another arrest until then.
The day before his most recent court date, a friend told WENN, "He has been using (his girlfriend) Jessica's attorney, because he doesn't want his dad to find out. It's not the first time Austin has been in trouble. He has been arrested at least a dozen times before, but Huey has no idea.
"Jessica has been funding the whole affair."