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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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113 COMMENTS

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31.

the truth    

Isn't she Miley Cyrus's mentor

308 days ago
32.

JrzyGrll    

Very glad to hear this, the world we live in does not make it easy for anyone to have privacy without being harassed by paps including TMZ for someone to get the help they need. She is a beautiful girl with much talent and I pray for her to get well without being criticized.

308 days ago
33.

Dash    

I bet when she gets out.. Her 1st tweet gonna say i love drake

308 days ago
34.

lettruthnetold    

Child stars have it so hard. Very few can make it out unscathed.

308 days ago
35.

August    

At the EXACT SAME TIME her bank account statement reads "$0.00" she'll be declared "SANE" and released from UCLA's Insane Asylum directly to the streets of Hollywood.

308 days ago
36.

L-Dub    

Poor thing.

308 days ago
37.

She's baaaack    

So where's the dog? Seriously.

308 days ago
38.

Ever    

$84, 000 in UCLA

308 days ago
39.

Nekru    

When all else fails, play the Tard Card!

308 days ago
40.

TMZCrazy    

Definitely one of Hollywood's saddest stories ever, although some people, like Cher, don't even know who she was. I am over fifty but I caught this young performer on television fifteen years ago when she was around ten. She was like a little miniature Carol Burnett, with her own variety show. I liked her and thought she had a bright future. No one could have predicted this. By the way, is TMZ still on the air? I've never seen such a room full of buffoons in my life. Classless as hell.

308 days ago
41.

Shaken not stirred    

very sad.....hope she gets the help she needs.

308 days ago
42.

me    

It was all fun and games when we thought she was just "acting" crazy, now that she's really ill it's no laughing matter. I hope her physicians are able to get her the right medications to heal her mind.

308 days ago
43.

Brian    

Now that they're helping Amanda Bynes can they lock up Miley Cyrus too? She seems like more of a mess than Amanda really.

308 days ago
44.

cantbelieveimcommentingonhere    

it's amazing how you can have a pretty decent career in show business by just being insane (thanks to this site of course).

have to wonder that at least in the beginning this amanda bynes campaign to come out of irrelevance was fairly well managed (with or without bynes aware of it)... until she actually became so insane in the process that she now actually is the character every staffer in the tabloid business dreams of.

308 days ago
45.

leatherz65    

Stay strong Amanda. You can do it!

308 days ago
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