Amanda Bynes – Unfit to Stand Trial

Posted by: The Lush Crush on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 Category Child Star Cliche Club

Amanda Bynes

Poor Amanda Bynes. A judge ruled today, September 24, 2013, that the actress is unable to stand trial for her DUI because she’s mentally “unfit”.

Bynes’ attorney, Rich Hutton, appeared in court in West Hollywood on her behalf today to tell the judge that Amanda “did not have the mental capacity to understand the nature of the legal proceedings.”

The judge agreed with Bynes’ attorney and decided to transfer the case to a mental health court. However, it doesn’t end there. The mental health court will determine Bynes’ mental competency and see whether or not she is able to stand trial.

At the moment, Bynes is seeking treatment for her mental issues. She was taken to a mental hospital after starting a fire in a stranger’s driveway back in July. Her mother currently has conservatorship over Bynes and is in charge of her medical care as well as her finances.

If you remember before her mental issues began, Amanda Bynes was arrested for a DUI in April of 2012 – a month after she was pulled over for driving and talking on the phone. Later in September of that year, Bynes was arrested again for two hit-and-run incidents. Although a settlement was agreed upon for the hit-and-run cases, Bynes still has to stand trial for her DUI case.

Bynes was also arrested in May of this year for throwing a bong out of a window in NYC. She was charged with criminal possession of marijuana, tampering with evidence and reckless endangerment.

 

Source: TMZ,  Wikipedia

 

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