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For the past few weeks the big news surrounding Caitlyn Jenner has mostly had to do with her big debut on the cover of Vanity Fair

But there’s been a black cloud hanging over Caitlyn’s coming out party, and the Olympian-turned-reality-star-turned-transgender-activist could soon find herself in some serious legal trouble.

Back in February (when she was still living as Bruce), Jenner was involved in a car crash that claimed one life and injured seven.

Jenner is being sued by the stepchildren of the woman who died, and the civil case might well end up costing him millions.

Worse, however, is the possibility of criminal charges.

Even misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter could carry a penalty of up to a year in prison, and Radar Online is reporting that the DA’s office is scheduled to conclude its investigation and announce whether whether it will press charges against Caitlyn sometime this week.

Legal experts believe Jenner could get off with a slap on the wrist, but those most familiar with the case say they’re troubled with the way she seems to be ignoring the investigation and hoping it will simply go away.

“Caitlyn hasn’t sat down with cops to be formally questioned,” one source says. “Even though drugs and alcohol weren’t involved, Caitlyn is still responsible for the death, and it will be a misdemeanor charge.

“The fact that Major Crimes is going to be involved could be very troubling, as it’s the most elite branch of the DA’s office. These are very seasoned prosecutors that are extremely experienced in handling high profile cases.”

The insider notes that it’s “unlikely” that Caitlyn will be forced to serve jail time, but adds that some prosecutors like to “make an example” out of celebrity defendants.