Lindsay Lohan’s probation has ended.
The troubled actress appeared before Judge Stephanie Sautner today (29.03.12) at Los Angeles Superior Court to hear the judge declare “she did it” and confirm she had successfully completed the terms of her probation, which was initially set as punishment for a 2007 driving under the influence (DUI) conviction.
When the judge terminated the probation, Lindsay – wearing a teal and black outfit by Celine, Givenchy and The Row – smiled broadly and breathed a sigh of relief, before hugging her lawyer Shawn Holley.
The judge then advised Lindsay to curb her partying ways to help her stay out of trouble in future, she said: “I know it’s kinda hard when people are following you all of the time, but that’s the life you chose. You need to live your life in a more mature way, stop clubbing and focus on work.”
The ‘Mean Girls’ star thanked the judge for the way she had dealt with her case, she said: “I just want to thank you for being fair. What you’ve done has really opened a lot of doors for me and I appreciate it.”
Lindsay will now stay on informal probation relating to a misdemeanour theft last year and must not break any laws for the next 30 months.
The judge told her: “The only terms on that case are to obey all laws. It’s not that hard.”
While Lindsay’s probation has ended, she still stands accused of a hit-and-run by club manager Thaer Kamal, who says she knocked into him with her Porsche and left the scene the scene earlier this month.
Mr. Kamal is said to be demanding at least $100,000 in compensation from the ‘Machete’ star, but so far the incident is under investigation by police, and no charges have been filed against Lindsay, nor has she been arrested.