Lindsay Lohan got some good news on Thursday when she appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court and a judge formally ended her lengthy supervised probation from two 2007 DUI arrests. Wearing a Powder-blue pantsuit, the troubled actress earned praise for completing her court-mandated counseling sessions and 480 hours of community service.
According to the Los Angeles Times, at the final probation status check-in for Lohan in connection with a shoplifting conviction and probation violations from the 2007 arrests, Judge Stephanie Sautner said Lohan had finished her obligations for counseling and community service in “short of a year and she has done everything this court asked her to do.”
The actress completed the final counseling sessions and community service work at the Los Angeles County morgue earlier this week. Sautner then announced that the five years of probation for the DUI case were officially over and that she was putting Lohan on unsupervised probation for the shoplifting incident until May 2014.
“The only terms for you are for you to obey all laws,” Sautner said. “You don’t need to come to court anymore.”
In addition to countless court appearances, Lohan has been jailed several times for violations stemming from drug use to failing to do her required community service.
Clearly pleased, Lohan, 25, told the judge, “I just wanted to thank you for being fair. What you’ve done has really opened a lot of doors for me.”
But, before the hearing ended, Sautner had one more piece of advice for Lohan. “Stop nightclubbing and focus on your work,” she counseled.