Posted on Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:30 AM PDT
Lindsay Lohan arrived at court at 9:45am this morning for her final hearing in connection with her 2007 DUI arrests and 2011 shoplifting charges, and Judge Stephanie Sautner has officially downgraded her from formal probation to summary (or informal) probation.
Judge Sautner confirmed that Lohan has completed all of her required therapy sessions and community service hours at the LA County Morgue, and she noted that the only terms left for Lohan are to "obey all laws" for the next 2 1/2 years. Judge Sautner added, "You don't need to come to court anymore, as I said this DUI case is now over for you ... [However], the necklace [theft] case will be hanging over your head until May 24, 2014."
So what does this mean for Lohan? She won't have to report to a probation officer anymore or appear in court, and again, as Judge Sautner said, if she stays out of trouble, she'll be completely free of her informal probation in a little over 2 years.
Though Judge Sautner joked, "I don't expect to see you again," she did caution the 25-year-old actress, telling her, "Live your life in a more mature way, stop the nightclubbing and focus on your work."
Lohan thanked the judge for her fairness, adding, "It's really opened a lot of doors for me so I really appreciate it."
Before a jubilant Lohan and attorney Shawn Chapman Holley hugged and exited the courtroom, Sautner gave one final comment, telling the starlet, "The leash you're going to be on is self-imposed ... Good bye and good luck."
Good for her! Think she can stay out of trouble? And more importantly, will Lindsay take the judge's advice and steer clear of the club scene?
Will Lindsay Lohan Stay Out Of Trouble For The Next 2 1/2 years?
SEE THE GALLERY Lindsay Lohan Arrives At Court For Final Progress Report Hearing
EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS - Lindsay Lohan Looks Lovely On Her Final Day Of Filming For The Canyons - Aug 02, 2012
EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS - Lindsay Lohan Is The Best Dressed Cowgirl In The West! - Jul 30, 2012
Lindsay Lohan Hits David Arquette's Bootsy Bellows Nightclub In Hollywood - Jul 29, 2012
EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS - Lindsay Lohan Is Lovely In Leopard Print Heels On The Canyons Set - Jul 27, 2012
Lady Gaga Tweets Intimate Photos Of Sleepover With Lindsay Lohan - Jul 27, 2012