After a staggering start and many bumps in the road, Lindsay Lohan finally crossed the finish line.
The “Mean Girls” star is off supervised criminal probation for the first time in four and a half years, a judge ruled Thursday.
Judge Stephanie Sautner terminated Lohan’s 2007 double-DUI case and moved her to informal, non-reporting probation for the next two and half years in connection with her 2011 shoplifting conviction.
The milestone means Lohan now can do whatever she wants as long as she doesn’t break any laws.
“The only terms left on (the necklace theft) case are to obey all laws. It’s not that hard. I know it’s kind of hard when people are following you all over the place … but that’s the life you chose,” Sautner said. “I’m not going to lecture you. You need to lead your life in a more mature way, stop the nightclubbing and focus on your work.”
She said Lohan still had 245 days of possible jail time left on her necklace theft case – a sentence she could face if she violates her probation before it expires in May 2014.
“I just want to say thank you for being fair. It’s really opened a lot of doors for me, and I really appreciate it,” Lohan, 25, said in court.
“You were on a tight leash. You’re not on that leash anymore,” Sautner said.
Lohan strode out of the 10-minute hearing wearing a teal pantsuit and giant smile on her face, gushing that she was “so scared” leading up to the judge’s decision.
She then hopped into a black SUV with her spokesman and left.
Story @ NY Daily News
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