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Amanda Bynes

WON'T Be Charged

With a Crime

7/24/2013 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Amanda Bynes
is in for a tough road ahead -- dealing with what looks like a serious mental illness and a conservatorship -- but she's not going to be charged with another crime ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... prosecutors will NOT charge Amanda with trespass, arson or any other criminal offense in connection with Monday's bizarre driveway blaze.  We're told cops and prosecutors view her conduct as non-criminal and rooted in mental illness.  We're told the cops almost immediately decided Amanda needed professional help -- not punishment.

But the troubled star is not out of the woods.  She faces DUI charges in L.A. and reckless endangerment and pot charges in NYC.

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Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

She didn't do anything wrong anyway. There's nothing wrong with Amanda or her behavior. The media and TMZ need to leave her alone.

454 days ago
2.

DeeMaree    

Amanda's issues started BEFORE the drug use. The drug use is an attempt to make it all go away and certainly has not helped her illness:

The Bynes family moved from Texas to Los Angeles several years ago to be closer to their daughter. One reason for the move was because, “for years, since Amanda was a teenager, she exhibited distressing behavior,” a source told RadarOnline.com exclusively.

“Amanda has heard voices for years, and was concerned she was being spied on via smoke alarms, and clocks in her home. She would cover electronic items because Amanda believed that was the only way she wouldn’t be spied on. It’s extremely sad situation because Amanda just refuses to get help.”

454 days ago
3.

PhilipMarkum    

RYUGA: Sorry, but when someone builds a fire in a stranger's driveway -- accidentally dousing her dog in gasoline until it is dripping -- then catching her clothes on fire and possibly having her dog go up in flames, there IS something wrong. I hope she gets the help she needs as it appears she has schizophrenia. I feel sorry for her and hope she gets well.

454 days ago
4.

rey    

MJ and other psychoactives, have the ability to bring to the surface mental conditions that are dormant in the brain. Psychosis (temporary or permanent) and schizophrenia are two of them.

454 days ago
5.

Martina    

White woman commits arson and trespasses it is seen as a mental condition; black man does the same thing and it is seen as a felony and he is shot by the police.
Even as a white woman it makes me wonder. Perhaps there is some racism in this country. I understand black rage now.

454 days ago
6.

Master P    

Was her Vagina slapped again by the psychiatrist?

454 days ago
7.

Shawna    

unbelievable.

454 days ago
8.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Obviously they're waiting for her to douse the old lady with gas and then light her up.

454 days ago
9.

Jen    

Even if she was charged, she would never have any real punishment, so better this way for the taxpayers I suppose.

454 days ago
10.

firebaby    

she has an obvious mental illness of some sort.. her smoking weed didn't help (i'm all for legalization, but, like nuts and lactose, not everything is good for everybody), and it explains why she so adamantly denied her smoking weed--maybe it wasn't really "her"...
i hope she gets all the help she needs... amanda bynes was a good actress, and i wish her health and happiness...

454 days ago
11.

Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

Finally some sense and compassion is exhibited by la law enforcement.

454 days ago
12.

Pockets    

of course. Why would they hold her responsible for her actions?

454 days ago
13.

Pecker    

Wont be charged?? No ****.... Its the Lindsay Lohan Law... Act insane, steal, hit and run, throw **** out the windows, get caught with drugs, set someone's property on fire but walk away scott free... God bless California!

454 days ago
14.

Mikey    

She's a genius! She's pulling the mob boss Vincent Gigante "crazy act" to get her off on all those other charges. Brilliant!

454 days ago
15.

CoconutScrimp    

Great! So now she can continue this whacked out behavior.

BTW, sarcasm.

454 days ago
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