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Lindsay Lohan leaves following a probation hearing at LAX Courthouse, Thursday, June 23, 2011, in Los Angeles. Prosecutors say Lohan's court appearance is related to her drunken driving case. Lindsay Lohan leaves following a probation hearing at LAX Courthouse, Thursday, June 23, 2011, in Los Angeles. Prosecutors say Lohan's court appearance is related to her drunken driving case.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The house party is over for Lindsay Lohan, at least while she's on house arrest. Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner chided Lohan for having rooftop parties at her home while serving house arrest on a probation violation but said the actress hadn't violated any other rules.

"If you are guilty of some violation of your probation, I don't see it," Sautner said. "What you are guilty of is extremely poor judgment."

Lohan tearfully hugged her attorney, Shawn Holley, after the hearing.

Earlier, the actress told Sautner she wanted to put her court troubles behind her.

"Do you want to get on with your life, tell me," Sautner asked.

"Yes, I do," Lohan replied. It was the only time she spoke during the hearing.

The judge said Lohan didn't violate her probation by testing positive for alcohol during a recent test because probation officials were unclear about whether she still had to undergo drug and alcohol testing.

Holley said after the hearing that Lohan had undergone more scrutiny than any other defendant and has been abiding by the terms of her sentence.

"She has done nothing wrong," Holley said, noting that alcohol is not illegal.

Some of the parties at Lohan's home in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles were photographed by paparazzi.

"Don't give people a reason to hate you," Sautner told her. "Don't do stupid things that fly in the face of the court's order."

Sautner said Lohan can only have one friend over at her house at a time but can host family and business associates.

The situation interrupted the judge's recent vacation, and required Sautner, prosecutors and Lohan's attorney to review the court file Thursday morning.

Sautner ordered Lohan to appear in court on July 21, but said she wouldn't incur any additional penalties if she abided by the terms of her probation.

The judge said a previous judge's ruling in the case made clear that Lohan had to undergo drug testing through February, but the testing order wasn't in place after that. In April, Lohan was recently found in violation of her probation for taking a necklace without permission.

Sautner is the fifth judge to handle Lohan's case since she was arrested twice in 2007.

Lohan is nearing the end of what is expected to be a 35-day term on house arrest on a four-month jail sentence. Sautner made clear she didn't approve of the house arrest or Lohan's early release, but noted it was out of her control.

All of Lohan's jail stints have been shortened due to jail overcrowding.

 

 

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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