June 24th, 2011
02:57 PM ET
Regardless of how things may look, Lindsay Lohan says she's serious about turning her troubled situation around.
The 24-year-old – who walked away from a court appearance Thursday without jail time – told TMZ, "I am responsible, and I'm following the rules and obeying my judge and the Los Angeles judicial system."
TMZ adds that Lohan is reportedly blaming her failed test on tea, not the consumption of beer, wine or liquor.
The website refers to "friends" of Lohan’s who claim she’s told them it was kombucha tea. The company producing her beverage of choice says the drink's alcohol content is less than .05 percent.
As she’s told Life & Style and "Extra" in the past, Lohan says she’s still focused on putting in the work to get her career back on track. “I'd like to do what I must to get my film career back and the respect of directors, actors, writers, studio heads, fans and so on,” she told TMZ.
Although Lohan has a long list of legal trouble, she's avoided jail time for any longer than a few days. But according to Judge Stephanie Saunter, this recent incident wasn't a probation violation.
The judge ruled Thursday that it wasn't against Lohan's probation rules to drink and she didn't have to submit to testing, since the requirements for random drug and alcohol testing during her supervised probation expired back in February and weren't renewed. So while the judge found Lohan to be exhibiting "extremely poor judgement," bad decision-making isn't in violation of her probation.
Saunter did lay down one rule for the rest of Lohan's house arrest: "You are not to have parties," she told the star. "I am ordering it. You can have one friend at a time. That is it."
It's expected that Lohan, who turns 25 on July 2, will be released from house arrest in early July.
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