Lindsay Lohan was praised by a Los Angeles judge at her penultimate progress hearing on Wednesday, as she entered the "home stretch" of her probation after being convicted of the theft of a necklace in early 2011.
Lohan was overcome with emotion on Wednesday as she was told she will be free to "move on" with her life if she continues to make "positive progress" in her probation.
The "Mean Girls", it appears, continues to impress Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner. She has completed her required community service hours and therapy sessions.
"The way I figured it and we talked, there's 14 more days of community service and five more therapy sessions. Ms. Lohan, you're in the home stretch, OK? The probation officer's pleased with your progress, you seem to be getting your life back on track and that's what we've all hoped for," the judge said.
The actress must return to court for her final progress hearing on March 29 and if she completes her sentence, her probation for the DUI charge will then be complete.
However, the star was warned to continue staying on the right side of the law.
"The Beverly Hills (DUI) case will go bye bye, but for the theft you'll still be on probation - informal non-reporting probation... Just obey all laws, stay out of trouble and move on with your life," Sautner added.
Meanwhile, Lohan is scheduled to host U.S. comedy sketch show "Saturday Night Live" on March 3. This constitutes a much-anticipated comeback for the actress, who last hosted the show in 2006, at the peak of her career.
Judge Sautner assured Lohan she can now leave California for work as long as she informs the probation department officials of her whereabouts.