Marc Snetiker
February 22, 2012 AT 08:38 PM EST

After an early arrival at her probation progress hearing in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Lohan got some much-welcomed good news from Judge Stephanie Sautner in regards to her probation. “You’re in the home stretch,” said Sautner, causing Lohan to beam. “You seem to be getting your life back on track, and that’s what we all hoped for. It was never our goal to just put people in jail. We like to see positive change, and I think we’ve all seen that.”

Lohan previously received a positive progress report in January. Sautner laid out the plan for another progress hearing on March 29, after 14 more days of community service at the Los Angeles County morgue, which she began in November, and five more therapy sessions.

If all goes well for Lohan, her 2007 drunk driving case will “go bye-bye,” said Sautner, and her theft charges will turn into informal non-reporting probation, meaning that after March 29, “all you have to do is obey all laws, stay out of trouble, and move on with your life.”

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