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Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Lindsay Lohan is off probation and free at last


The emancipated Lindsay Lohan hugs attorney Shawn Holley. (Joe Klamar - Reuters)
Lindsay Lohan, who has been on probation in connection with a DUI offense for longer than Barack Obama has been president, is finally free.

During a hearing today, L.A. Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner told Lohan that she has officially completed her formal probation, having satisfied all of the community service and therapy requirements established by the judge back in November.

Sautner also took the opportunity to say something that every celebrity news junkie in America undoubtedly wants to say to Lohan: “You need to live your life in a more mature way, stop the nightclubbing and focus on your work.”

So does this mean that we’ll never have to read another post about the “Mean Girls” star landing in a courtroom?

One can hope. But as the Associated Press notes, Lohan will remain on informal probation for her role in the alleged necklace theft case last year.

And thanks to several pending civil cases, including the matter of the recent vehicular scrape with a Hollywood nightclub owner, she may find herself in the halls of justice again.

But at least Lohan no longer has to report to a probation officer for the first time since 2007, when she was first charged with a pair of DUI offenses that kickstarted this long and winding legal road through missed court dates, multiple stints in rehab, house arrests and a brief amount of served jail time.

Now she can focus on more important matters, like guest starring on “Glee” and attempting to adjust to life after her brief but valuable career as a morgue custodian.

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