The criminal case against Amanda stemmed from a May 2013 incident. A 911 call was placed from her apartment building, complaining that someone was smoking marijuana. Police arrived and were led to Bynes’ apartment, where they were let in by Amanda herself.
When police noticed the smell of marijuana, Bynes grabbed her bong and threw it out the window. She was charged with criminal possession of marijuana, tampering with physical evidence, and reckless endangerment. Needless to say, an object, especially one made of glass, falling 36 stories could cause serious injury or even death to someone on the ground.
Amanda Bynes got her start acting in commercials and on stage around Los Angeles. Her big break came when she was 13, appearing on Nickelodeon’s The Amanda Show. She then went on to the WB series What I Like About You. She had a brief career in movies, appearing in What a Girl Wants, She’s the Man, and Hairspray, among others.
For a while, it looked like Bynes was going to join the list of young female entertainers like Lindsay Lohan and Tara Reid who found fame at a young age. but then went on to have a series of personal and legal troubles.
Her problems appear to have begun around 2012, when she was involved in a series of infractions involving her driving. In April 2012, she was charged with DUI when she sideswiped a police car in West Hollywood. In September 2012, she was photographed smoking from what appeared to be a marijuana pipe while driving, even though her license was suspended at the time.
In 2013, Amanda became something of a laughingstock for her very public Twitter collapse. In addition to making sexual advances to Drake, she said hateful things to Rhianna and posted unflattering and ridiculous photos of herself.
On July 22, 2013, Bynes set fire to a driveway in Thousand Oaks, California. After this incident, she was ordered into a psychiatric facility.
With the dismissal of her bong-tossing case, it looks as if Amanda just might be putting her personal troubles behind her. One of the conditions of the dismissal was that she stay out of trouble and get counseling for her emotional issues.
It also appears that Bynes is making better use of Twitter. Her most recent tweet was from May 15, and it shows her looking healthy and happy in the company of her sister.
— amanda bynes (@amandabynes) May 15, 2014
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