Lindsay Lohan Avoids Jail; Probation Extended Another Year

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It was a good day in court -- relatively speaking -- for Lindsay Lohan.

L.A. Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel granted the tumultuous actress an additional year to fulfill the terms of probation relating to her 2007 DUI arrest, thus raising her probation period from three to four years.

TMZ reports that Lohan, 23, had missed about half of the 86 mandated alcohol education classes -- and thus risked jail time for violating her probationary requirements.

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Lohan's lawyer explained to the judge that her client missed classes because of her "extremely busy" schedule. Lohan took an approved leave of absence to leave California for work, but the star then failed to re-emerge at class.

In 2007, Lohan pled guilty to two counts of being under the influence of cocaine and no contest to two counts of drunken driving and one count of reckless driving.  The courts placed her on three years of probation and she spent 84 minutes in jail.

Lohan will be back in court December 15 for a progress hearing.