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Amanda Bynes

Pleads Not Guilty to DUI

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

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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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haveababybymebaby    

wow, way to face up to your stupid decisions. Byrnes ya f%^king moron trying to slime your way out of your actions. i might have some respect if she actually had the courage to admit shes done wrong.

768 days ago
17.

ihateskanks    

Lindsay 2.0

768 days ago
18.

Tommy    

This little Princess Hussy is going to learn that her spoiled attitude will get her convicted on the DUI charge real fast. Everyone knows she has mental problems and needs help. The DA won't put up with her crap... Good for him!!!!!!!

768 days ago
19.

Boozez    

Lies & denies.Please take her privilege of driving away!

768 days ago
20.

CriticXtreme    

I'd love to hook up with her.

768 days ago
21.

Superman    

I bet if these bitches were paddled in public as a punishment for DUIs, then they would immediately stop doing it. They would hate being publicly humiliated far more than wanting to be spoiled, obnoxious famewhores.

768 days ago
22.

Bridget    

So she didn't take the breathalyzer or the blood test. She probibly immediatly called her lawyer and thats what they told her to do. But what her lawyer didn't TELL HER is people who do that are usually banking on the cop not showing up in court. But since she hit the cops car I'm pretty sure they will take time out of their day just for her...

Unlike Obama. How narcissistic do you have to be to think the president cares about this?

768 days ago
23.

Kelly    

There's stupid, and then there's thinking the President of the United States will/can/would have any interest in intervening on your drunk driving arrest. This is one historically stupid girl.

768 days ago
24.

bagladey    

Omg, is this deja Lilo vu or what?

768 days ago
25.

c    

What a stupid bitch. If you hit a cop car and you’re not even drunk then that makes you one of the biggest morons on the planet. Who even cares, BTW? Is she really even considered a celebrity anymore? If she is she’s barely Z-list, if she’s lucky.

768 days ago
26.

Big Dumb Troll    

Well guess what...I just asked President Obama to ban everyone who posted something negative. So HA to you

768 days ago
27.

Hanapana    

Is DUI in California the same as a DWI or are they different? If they're different than she doesn't have to be a drinker to get a DUI. She could have been under the influence of something else, not necessariliy alcohol. Hence, the reason she won't submit to a blood test.

768 days ago
28.

DaveT    

Some of us discussed this yesterday, regarding specific laws in California, so I'll just copy/paste:
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In California you can refuse to take a roadside breathalyzer test *prior* to your actual arrest...no penalty.
After the DUI arrest, it's against the law to refuse breath or blood test.
There's a 1 year suspension on license as penalty for drunk driving conviction, not related to refusal of roadside breath test before arrest.
There are separate penalties for refusal of test after arrest.
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Info here on Cali law:
"DUI Testing Refusal and Implied Consent in California"...@...legalmatch dot com
From San Diego law website..."there are no penalties for refusal to take a **roadside breathalyzer; however, do not confuse this with a formal breath test at a San Diego area police station or hospital. There will be penalties for refusal of a **post-arrest breathalyzer"...
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As I've said, Amanda may be guilty, if she is then she deserves to lose her license.
Or she may be innocent, it's up to the police to prove their accusations.

768 days ago
29.

Julie    

"Al Gore will help me." Also, ""Hilary (sic) Clinton, Bill Clinton....would be willing, if we just ask. If we just ASK." Lindsay Lohan, 2006.

http://www.tmz.com/2006/12/07/gore-keeps-distance-from-lohan/

"Hey @BarackObama... I don't drink. Please fire the cop who arrested me.." Amanda Bynes, 2012.

768 days ago
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its a fact    

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

Yea, spoken like a true spoiled lil rich kid

768 days ago
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