Lindsay Lohan is finally off probation and focusing on her work
After nearly five years on probation, Lindsay Lohan is a free woman.
The long-troubled "Mean Girls" starlet was finally let off the hook Thursday,as a judge told her she was lifting her probation because she completed all of the required community service and therapy sessions.
Judge Stephanie Sautner said that Lohan had done "everything that this court has asked of her," but gave her a warning to stay on the straight and narrow.
"Stop the nightclubbing and focus on your work," Sautner told the actress in Los Angeles Superior Court. "I know it is kind of hard when people are following you all over the place, but that is the life you chose. I don't expect to see you again. Goodbye and good luck."
Lohan - who wore a stylish light blue pantsuit with her hair in a bun - has been involved in a seemingly endless parade of legal troubles, starting with an arrest for DUI and cocaine possession in 2007.
Though Lohan will remain on "informal" probation until 2014, she no longer has to appear in court or stay in L.A.
Lohan has been on the comeback trail for the past few months, appearing on the cover of Playboy - which broke sales records with her issue - and hosting "Saturday Night Live."
Lohan's publicist, Steve Honig, told amNewYork that getting back to work is Lohan's focus and that her motivation will keep her clean and sober.
"Lindsay looks at this as the ending of one chapter of her life and starting another," he said. "Above anything else in her life, she loves to act and be on set and make movies. ... That is what's going to keep her [out of trouble]."
Public relations and image consultant Adam Kluger agreed: "The key is that she has always had the talent ... and if she has the courage to trust that talent, she'll find a second chapter in her career."
LiLo has been on the comeback trail for the past few months, and now that she's off probation, here are some tips for staying clean and sober:
-- Move back to New York and start dating wholesome role model Tim Tebow.
-- Instead of Playboy, do the cover of something a little less controversial, like Country Living.
-- Friends going clubbing? Stay home and tweet. No one ever got in trouble on Twitter.
-- Not that we're saying you did anything, but driving lessons can improve everyone's skills behind the wheel.
-- As a last resort: "Freaky Friday" yourself with Lindsay Lohan circa 2004. (amNY)