November 15, 2016
Amanda Bynes Given Three Years Probation For DUI Crash: She Was Lucky

Amanda Bynes, 27, pleaded no contest to a charge of reckless driving with an alcohol component, but was sentenced by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Edward Moretonto to three years probation.

The former actress was also ordered to attend a three-month long alcohol education course.

The case relates back to an accident in 2012, the same year she quit acting for the second time.

At the age of 13, Bynes starred in her own comedy series, The Amanda Show on Nickelodeon. She also appeared in movies, including Easy A, Hairspray, What a Girl Wants, and She's the Man.

In June 2010 she announced via her Twitter page that "I don't love acting anymore so I've stopped doing it." She did return to acting briefly, but retired again in 2012 to concentrate on her new careers as a fashion designer and rapper!

Amanda Bynes has had a few unfortunate brushes with the law over the past couple of years. In March 2012 she was pulled over and ticketed for speaking on her cellphone while driving.

A month late she hit a police car in Hollywood and was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) -- the offense for which she received the three years probation.

In September 2012, Bynes was charged for her involvement in two separate hit-and-run incidents; she paid off the victims and the charges were dropped.

Amanda had her driving license suspended, but ten days later she was caught driving, and her car was impounded.

In May last year, Bynes was arrested and charged with criminal possession of marijuana. She was referred for a psychiatric evaluation and claimed that when she returned to the police station afterwards she was sexually assaulted by the arresting officer.

She tweeted that he had "slapped my vagina." Of course, the police refute the accusation.

Following other incidents of erratic behavior, Bynes' parents were granted total control over her affairs by the court. She was treated in a number of facilities and released just two months ago.

Amanda Bynes has been given another chance by the court to put her life back together.

Hopefully, she will take it.

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