Lindsay Lohan was released from home confinement on Wednesday, June 29, after serving a shortened 35-day stint and says that she later spent time at a Los Angeles women's shelter, where she must complete community service hours as part of her punishment for a theft case.
Lohan, 24, was immediately photographed by the paparazzi as she stepped outside . She is seen in recent photos and a video wearing sunglasses, a tan hat, a short black outfit, a black jacket and her bleached blonde hair in a braid.
"I'm excited to start community service and focus on my work," Lohan told a cameraman in a video posted on TMZ on Wednesday.
In the clip, she is seen entering a black Escalade SUV and getting into the front passenger's seat. A woman drives them away.
"Had a great day today at the Downtown Women's Center," Lohan Tweeted on Wednesday evening, alongside a photo of herself wearing the same outfit and approaching the vehicle. "Thank you everyone, staff, volunteers, and the amazing women i get to see for being so kind. xoxox-creepy paparazzi shot lol humors me! ;)"
Several weeks ago, the 24-year-old actress was sentenced to 120 days in jail and ordered to complete 480 hours of community service after she pleaded no contest to the theft of $2,500 necklace. A judge had said the charge violated her probation in a 2007 drunk driving and cocaine possession case.
Lohan turned herself in on May 26 and was told she could serve her time at home. Her sentence was reduced to 35 days. Sentences of offenders in Los Angeles are sometimes shortened to reduce overcrowding.
On Wednesday morning, Lohan's house arrest ended as planned. Her electronic ankle bracelet was removed and she was told she was free.
Lohan had begun her community service duties before she was put under house arrest and was ordered to resume her hours after her release. Her spokesperson had quoted Lohan as saying on Tuesday that she was eager to get back to fulfilling her community service obligations.
In addition to her jail time and community service, Lohan was given three more years of probation and told to undergo psychological counseling, attend a Shoplifters Alternative class and pay several fines.
Last week, Lohan was scolded by a judge for testing positive for alcohol during her time under house arrest. However, she ruled Lohan did not violate her probation by doing so. She also told the actress she could not longer have parties at home while serving her sentence.
Lohan has served time in a jail with other inmates several times for stints that have lasted between 84 minutes and 14 days - a sentence reduced from 90 days, mostly due to overcrowding.
While under house arrest, Lindsay Lohan shot a commercial in her home for the penny auction website BEEZID.com. She also plans to continue her film career and is set to play Kim Gotti in the new film "Gotti: Three Generations," which stars John Travolta as mob boss John Gotti, Sr., her character's father-in-law.