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Amanda Bynes

Pleads Not Guilty to DUI

6/6/2012 9:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Amanda Bynes
insists she didn't drive under the influence back in April -- pleading "not guilty" today to DUI.

Amanda wasn't in court -- her lawyer entered the plea on her behalf.

TMZ broke the story ... Amanda was charged with one count of misdemeanor DUI yesterday -- and the D.A. has sought a sentencing enhancement because the actress refused to take either a breathalyzer or a blood test.

If convicted -- with the sentencing enhancement -- we're told Bynes faces a minimum of 48 hours in jail ... and a maximum of 6 months.

Because of jail overcrowding, it's unlikely Bynes will serve more than a few hours. A pretrial court date has been set for July 18th.

For her part, Amanda tweeted after she was charged yesterday, writing, "Hey @BarackObama... I don't drink. Please fire the cop who arrested me."

And she might get her wish -- Barack's in town today.


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Has anyone ever checked to see if she's old enough to have a driver's license? Maybe it's me...but every picture TMZ puts up of her...she looks under 16.

869 days ago


I heard she tweeted Obama to have the cop who arrested her fired! Dumbass.

869 days ago


Damn, she's been looking rough lately...back to rehab, girl.

869 days ago


You can bet I would be doing 6 months! Stupid Bitch!!!

869 days ago


chick looks like she already had a couple rounds of plastic surgery

869 days ago


She hit a police car and refused blood or breath tests. That doesn't resonate with me as someone who isn't guilty.

869 days ago


This will be interesting. She didn't take a breathalyzer or give blood, so how will they prove that she WAS under the influence and not just a bad driver?

869 days ago

The Whim    

This chick is sad. She needs to wake up pronto. Don't drive or club-hob, lay off the sauce and get some therapy.

869 days ago


Yeah, she hit another car and didn't notice because she was sober. Riiiiight. Just admit that you f_cked up, Amanda. There's enough video/photo evidence floating around to prove that you're just another Lindsay Lohan in training.

869 days ago


You refused any sobriety test but yet you weren't drinking??? You need to go pi$$ up someone else's leg and tell 'em it's raining because I ain't buying it.
You wouldn't refuse the tests if you weren't one is stupid enough to believe your crazy lying a s s!! GIRL PUHLEEEEEZ!

869 days ago

Logan R    

She will be found not guilty. And she's right, she wasn't drunk. She was high!! Fire that cop...muahahaha

869 days ago


This girl is an idiot!!!! She actually tweeted to Obama to fire the cop that charged her!?!?!? However, as much as I hate to say it, she was very smart not to blow or give blood....

869 days ago


Yeah ok Amanda. You don't drink, yet you refused a breath test and a blood test. Yuhummm

869 days ago


She is still guilty of being an immature little turd...

869 days ago


She is in A LOT of trouble. Even if she is gets little time in jail if she is convicted, she will have to take dui classes AND she will lose her license for a year.

California Implied Law requires a person HAS to take some kind of test. Here's part of the law:

"V C Section 23612 Implied Consent For Chemical Testing

Implied Consent For Chemical Testing

23612. (a) (1) (A) A person who drives a motor vehicle is deemed to have given his or her consent to chemical testing of his or her blood or breath for the purpose of determining the alcoholic content of his or her blood, if lawfully arrested for an offense allegedly committed in violation of Section 23140, 23152, or 23153. If a blood or breath test, or both, are unavailable, then paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) applies.

(D) The person shall be told that his or her failure to submit to, or the failure to complete, the required chemical testing will result in a fine, mandatory imprisonment if the person is convicted of a violation of Section 23152 or 23153, and (i) the suspension of the person’s privilege to operate a motor vehicle for a period of one year,

She can feel entitled all she wants, but she is going to lose her license for a year!

869 days ago
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