Lindsay is a free woman now! A judge in Los Angeles has ended Lindsay Lohan's probation and given her back her freedom. Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner ended the Mean Girls star's probation imposed for a 2007 drink-driving offence, eliminating the need for Lindsay to appear in court or report to a probation officer.
The hearing put an end to Lohan's five years of criminal court appearances that saw the actress bounce in and out of rehab and jail for violating her probation.
L.A. County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner declared "she did it," in announcing Lohan had completed 480 hours of community service at the county morgue and undergone dozens of therapy sessions.
"She has completed it short of a year, and she has done everything this court has asked her to do," Sautner declared during a short hearing at the airport courthouse.
Sautner ended Lohan's probation on the 2007 DUI case and reduced her formal probation on a shoplifting conviction last year for stealing a necklace from a Venice jewelry store to unsupervised probation until May 2014.
"The only terms left for you on that case are to obey all laws. It's not that hard. I know it's kind of hard when people are following you around all the time, but that's the life you chose," Sautner told the "Mean Girls" actress.
A smiling Lohan responded, "I just wanted to thank you, Your Honor, for being fair," adding that it has "opened a lot of doors for me." Sautner also gave Lohan one final piece of advice: "I am not going to give you a lecture. Live your life in a more mature way, stop the night clubbing and focus on your work. OK?"
"Lindsay is ending one chapter and getting ready to start the next," her rep Steve Honig said. "She is very eager to get back on set and jump into her next few projects."