The troubled Amanda Bynes is in for a rough stretch ahead by any measure, but it won't include criminal charges for her most recent police entanglement.
Prosecutors will not charge the 27-year-old with trespassing, arson or any other criminal offense stemming from Monday night's bizarre incident.
Police and the D.A.'s office alike view her conduct as non-criminal and rooted in mental illness, which is scary, but at least she may finally get help.
Officials almost immediately decided Amanda needs treatment, not punishment.
Amanda Bynes was hospitalized two nights ago as a result of starting a small fire in a stranger's driveway in her hometown of Thousand Oaks, California.