Amanda Bynes DUI Case: Star Pleads No Contest to Lesser Offense

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Amanda Bynes has scored a victory in her DUI case from 2012.

Arrested in April 2012 in West Hollywood for driving drunk, the incident began an epic 12 months of erratic and at times dangerous behavior from the star.

Perhaps for that reason, and the intensive treatment she's undergone for her severe mental illness, a judge allowed her to plead down the heavier charge.

Her lawyer Rich Hutton officially entered a plea of "wet reckless," a drinking-related offense but one that does not have the same consequences of DUI.

She didn't get off scot free by any means, but it's not as bad.

Amanda Bynes was placed on three years' probation, must attend a three-month alcohol education class, and pay various fines, but the charge is basically gone.

Her license was suspended because she refused to submit to an alcohol test at the time of her arrest, as we also saw last year from troubled athlete Lamar Odom.

Bynes is doing well, sources say, since leaving treatment.


Amanda Bynes Biography

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Amanda Bynes is a young, innocent actress who is a former show host on Nickelodeon and a singer in addition to an acting star . After... More »
Thousand Oaks, California
Full Name
Amanda Laura Bynes

Amanda Bynes Quotes

My favorite part of my body is my smile.

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I say I never want to get married. I feel trapped with the idea of marriage. How can you really be with somebody forever? I'd get bored!

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