Lindsay Lohan completed community service this week for a conviction in a 2012 car crash
Attorney: "She plans to return to acting and she is in great spirits"
For the first time in more than seven turbulent years, Lindsay Lohan is off probation.
The actress completed her community service this week for a reckless-driving conviction from a 2012 car crash, closing the book on a series of California criminal cases that had derailed a promising career.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Young ended Lohan’s probation Thursday after determining that she had completed more than 125 hours of court-ordered community service at several New York nonprofits.
“She plans to return to acting and she is in great spirits,” her attorney Shawn Holley wrote in an email. Lohan did not attend the hearing.
“Clean slate. Fresh start,” the actress, 28, said in a message posted Thursday on Twitter. Lohan also acknowledged the milestone in an Instagram post, saying, “Hard work pays off. Thank you to all those that allowed me to volunteer while in nyc. God bless you all. Amen.”
Judging by her Instagram account, Lohan still has plenty of fans who wish her well. Her post had received more than 73,000 likes by Friday afternoon.
Young had ordered Lohan to complete the additional hours of community service in February after finding that the actress was still delinquent in fulfilling the conditions of her probation. Facing a May 28 deadline to avoid a potential jail sentence, she put in a flurry of hours in recent weeks with Brooklyn Community Services and the Ali Forney Center for gay and transgender youth.
“I am very grateful to those at Brooklyn Community Services, Duffield and The Ali Forney Center for welcoming me into their services and allowing me to finish my court ordered Community Service hours. Thank you to Shawn and everyone involved for having faith in me and supporting me in getting the job done,” Lohan said on Twitter. “I look forward to working with The Ali Forney Center and BCS in the future. Thank you for the inspiration.”
Her probation stemmed from a June 2012 incident in which the “Mean Girls” star crashed her Porsche into a truck in Santa Monica, California, while driving to the set of “Liz & Dick,” a Lifetime movie about Elizabeth Taylor. Police alleged she lied to officers, saying it was her assistant who was behind the wheel.
In March 2013, she pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges and was sentenced to 90 days in a rehab facility, 30 days of community service and 18 months of therapy.
That episode was the most recent in a five-year string of legal and personal woes for the actress, including stints in rehab, house arrest and arrests on charges including drunken driving and shoplifting.
Although shunned by mainstream Hollywood for big studio movies, Lohan has remained busy in recent years. Since 2013, she has appeared in the indie thriller “The Canyons”; in “Lindsay,” a reality series about her life; and on a London stage in a revival of David Mamet’s “Speed-the-Plow.” She also launched a line of casual clothing.