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Lindsay Lohan off probation as judge closes reckless driving case

Lindsay Lohan in New York City on on

Lindsay Lohan in New York City on on Dec. 30, 2014. Photo Credit: Getty Images / XPX / Star Max

After many years of being on probation for various convictions, Lindsay Lohan is finally free of the California court system.

In a hearing Thursday, County of Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark A. Young reviewed the actress' community-service logs and formally closed probation in her 2013 sentence for reckless driving, the last in Lohan's series of criminal cases. Lohan, who completed her community service in Brooklyn, did not attend the hearing.

Asked whether her client would return to acting now that her court troubles were resolved, Lohan's attorney, Shawn Holley, told The Associated Press, "Absolutely."

Judge Young praised the attorney, telling her she did an excellent job getting the actress to complete the hours in recent weeks. The "Mean Girls" star did her work at Brooklyn Community Services' Duffield Children's Center, where she had done community service previously.

"Hard work pays off," Lohan, originally of Cold Spring Harbor and Merrick, wrote on Instagram late Wednesday night, alongside an image of herself from headlined, "Lindsay Lohan -- Mission Accomplished!!! I Finished My Community Service."

"Thank you to all those that allowed me to volunteer while in nyc," her post continued. "God bless you all. Amen."

Terry White, chief deputy city attorney for Santa Monica, Calif., told the Los Angeles Times Thursday that Lohan had actually completed more hours than required. "I have no other concerns and believe this completes her probationary requirements." White said.

Judge Young had ruled on May 7 that Lohan needed to complete just over 115 hours by Thursday or face unspecified consequences. He had thrown out nearly all the previous hours submitted for her community work in London, where she was living, saying they did not meet required standards.

Lohan has been on probation as part of her March 2013 sentence for reckless driving, after her Porsche and a truck collided on Pacific Coast Highway the year before while she was on her way to film her starring role in the Lifetime TV-movie "Liz & Dick," about the late film stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.


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