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Amanda Bynes

Pleads Not Guilty

to Hit-and-Run

9/27/2012 9:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Amanda Bynes just pled not guilty to two counts of hit-and-run, TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... Amanda was charged with both counts of hit-and-run earlier this month after two separate incidents -- one in April, another in August -- when she allegedly smashed into other cars and fled the scene.

Prosecutors initially declined to charge Bynes for the first hit-and-run incident -- but after the actress was accused of the second hit-and-run, they reopened case #1.

The L.A. City Attorney subsequently filed charges against Bynes stemming from BOTH incidents.

If convicted on both counts, she faces up to a year in jail. She's due back in court October 19th.

FYI -- Bynes is also still facing one DUI charge and TWO charges of driving on a suspended license.

Bynes was not in court for the hearing -- she's in NYC, where she's been shopping her face off for the past couple days ... and showing off a TON of leg.

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