Amanda Bynes: Competent to Stand Trial For DUI

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Amanda Bynes has been deemed competent to stand trial for DUI.

A judge reviewed the court-ordered medical evaluation of the star, and found she is capable of understanding the nature of the criminal charges she faces.

As such, the criminal case against her, which was put on hold given her mental illness, proceeds after Bynes' attorney did not object to the findings.

This marks a reversal from previous evaluations (above) that questioned the troubled 27-year-old's ability to stand trial for any criminal offense.

All in all, the finding has little or no implications on the actress.

The ruling will have no impact on her conservatorship, because understanding the nature of legal issues and being able to care for herself are different things.

She may be released into her mother's care by the holidays.

The DUI case will also be settled via plea bargain in all likelihood, as it is her first offense, and clearly Amanda Bynes has bigger issues on her plate now.

She was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder earlier this summer after the epic meltdown that has landed her in treatment for months now.

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Amanda looked so pretty playing Marianne in the movie Easy A. It is too bad that so much happened from being Marianne to the mental hospital. Well, Robert Downey was there before then became Hollywood's highest paid actor, so maybe she will make a comeback.