Troubled young actress Amanda Bynes struck a no-contest plea deal to reckless driving in a court case that originates from her DUI charge in 2012. She was arrested for getting into a fender bender with a Los Angeles County Sheriff.
Well-known DUI case attorney Richard Hutton, who is also Bynes’ lawyer, said that the no-contest plea deal is a called a “wet reckless”, which is one of the lowest charges that prosecutors can seek in a DUI case.
According to L.A. County district attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison, Judge Edward Moreton sentenced Bynes to three years of probation in exchange for her plea to “wet reckless”. The 27-year-old She’s the Man star is also required to complete three months of alcohol education classes as part of her plea deal.
The DUI charge stems from Bynes’ arrest in April 2012, in which she allegedly crashed her BMW into a police cruiser at around 3 a.m. in West Hollywood. While Bynes refused to take a sobriety test, she was booked for suspicion of DUI, but was released on bail the same day. That arrest was the start of a series of run-ins with the law – not just on the West Coast, but on the East Coast as well. She has been charged with hit-and-run and driving with a suspended license, but the charges were eventually dropped. In New York City, Bynes allegedly tossed a bong out of an apartment window.
The former Nickelodeon child star was placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold last year following an incident in which she allegedly set a small fire in the driveway of her Thousand Oaks neighbor. In December, Bynes was released from the Malibu rehab facility after six months of treatment. She has since moved in with her parents Lynn and Rick and has been attending classes at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Orange County.
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