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Amanda Bynes

She's Mentally Unfit

To Stand Trial

9/24/2013 12:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Amanda Bynes is mentally unfit to stand trial ... this according to her lawyer in her DUI case ... TMZ has learned.

Amanda was supposed to appear in court today for her DUI arrest in West Hollywood back in April, 2012. Amanda's lawyer, Rich Hutton, told the judge Amanda did not have the mental capacity to understand the nature of the legal proceedings.

The judge apparently had concern ... and transferred the matter to the mental health court.  The judge in that court will conduct a hearing to determine Amanda's mental competency.

Meanwhile, Amanda is getting long-term treatment after being placed under a conservatorship.

Here's video ... of a noticeably unstable Amanda climbing into her Range Rover last year.

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itzkathy    

HEY TMZ!!! Tell us something we DON'T KNOW!!!

311 days ago
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Lucky_130    

She may be mentally unstable but she still looks pretty good. The world is full of mentally unstable people, FULL!!! Not many of them look half as good as Amanda

311 days ago
18.

Jay    

She has been in for awhile now I hope she is responding well to the meds and therapy. Being put on so many different type of strong psych meds like that is traumatic all in its self. I have noctied since she left the other psych ward there are no more leaks. She is much better off in UCLA.

311 days ago
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melanielanderson@live.com    

Just another celebrity getting away with a crime sure she seems crazy but when are these celebs going to be accounted for actions?

311 days ago
20.

static    

I hope Billy Ray is taking notes.

311 days ago
21.

namers    

If you watch her perform Ask Ashley as a ''precocious'' 10 year old, you can appreciate the talent lost and hope for favorable outcome, no matter how long it takes.

311 days ago
22.

EnquirerLover    

Wow! Look how quickly she spiraled out of control. Molly took her from a range rover to a wheelchair. Sad. And what's sadder is to think many more are on there way in there too. Elton said it right about these new comers! They are addicticted to something way more serious than coke. PCP is deadly and North Korea is one of the major suppliers of this junk! People don't try anything man made!

311 days ago
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DanzaSlapsBack    

If an animal or pet is considered mentally unfit they usually put them to sleep. I'm just saying

311 days ago
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Canyon Critter    

While I love to see celebrities behaving badly as much as the next person, once someone is clearly diagnosed as mentally ill, all bets should be off. It's highly unethical to exploit people like Amanda Bynes for our amusement by showing a clip of her being "noticeably unstable" a few months ago. Mental illness should be treated the same as physical illness. Ask yourselves-- would you post a clip of a cancer-ridden celebrity vomiting in public after receiving chemo treatments? Harvey Levin and his crew should be ashamed at how low they've sunk.

311 days ago
25.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

She must be one sick, sick pup. I guess it's fortunate she stayed alive long enough to get help. I sure hope she can be put back together.

311 days ago
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Canyon Critter    

While I love to see celebrities behaving badly as much as the next person, once someone is clearly diagnosed as mentally ill, all bets should be off. It's highly unethical to exploit people like Amanda Bynes for our amusement by showing a clip of her being "noticeably unstable" a few months ago. Mental illness should be treated the same as physical illness. Ask yourselves-- would you post a clip of a cancer-ridden celebrity vomiting in public after receiving chemo treatments? Harvey Levin and his crew should be ashamed by how low they've sunk.

311 days ago
27.

cheytac7    

All you haters are just... Ugly!

311 days ago
28.

jason    

I call BS...but one hell of a move on her lawyers part.SHe will now get a soft judge not in the regular court system..

311 days ago
29.

Lucky_130    

I think if they had a beauty pageant for mentally unstable women in the USA, Amanda would easily win Miss Mentally Unstable USA

311 days ago
30.

There's a problem here    

Get well.

311 days ago
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