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Amanda Bynes

COMPETENT

To Stand Trial

11/20/2013 12:04 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Amanda Bynes is mentally capable of understanding the nature of the criminal charges she faces, and as a result the road is now clear for her to stand trial for DUI.

Amanda's case  was in Mental Health Court this AM, and the judge read the court-ordered medical evaluation of the actress, and determined she is now competent to face the DUI charges.

Amanda's lawyer, Rich Hutton, did not object to the findings so the criminal case -- which was put on hold -- will now go forward.

Sources say the ruling will have NO impact on her conservatorship.  Fact is ... even though Amanda is capable of understanding the nature of legal proceedings, she is nowhere close to being able to care for herself.

As for the DUI case ... no way will it go before a jury.  It has plea bargain written all over it.

As we first reported ... Amanda has been diagnosed with Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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Nick    

The latest redesign is truly terrible.

305 days ago
17.

Nick    

I would pay money for someone to take down the Katie Holmes knee vagina photo.

305 days ago
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PT    

Does anyone have any frickin' privacy in this country anymore?

305 days ago
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Vote2012    

We use to call people like this white trash but now we are not allowed to say that anymore. Hollywood is full of these kinds of people.

305 days ago
20.

Dead@27    

Will Dan Schneider be there to lend emotional support?
He probably couldn't even drive her to the clinic.

305 days ago
21.

cluesarethere    

What a tragedy... Hope she gets the help that's needed.

305 days ago
22.

Azi    

" Amanda Bynes is mentally capable of understanding the nature of the criminal charges she faces, and as a result the road is now clear for her to stand trial for DUI."
She now may understand the charges, but at the time of the alleged incident did she possess a cognitive understanding ?

304 days ago
23.

Toilethead    

I'd still do her, even if she is batcrap crazy.

304 days ago
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Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

You'll win Amanda.

304 days ago
25.

lineyloo    

I'll never forgive myself for not being amanda bynes for halloween

304 days ago
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melanielanderson@live.com    

I was wondering what ever happened to Amanda Bynes never heard from her for so long I thought she fell off the planet or something.

304 days ago
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DebbieJones    

Cooouuuld beeeeee ......
Drug Abuse and Dependence
ADDERALL® (amphetamine, dextroamphetamine mixed salts) is a Schedule II controlled substance.

Amphetamines have been extensively abused. Tolerance, extreme psychological dependence, and severe social disability have occurred. There are reports of patients who have increased the dosage to levels many times higher than recommended. Abrupt cessation following prolonged high dosage administration results in extreme fatigue and mental depression; changes are also noted on the sleep EEG. Manifestations of chronic intoxication with amphetamines include severe dermatoses, marked insomnia, irritability, hyperactivity, and personality changes. The most severe manifestation of chronic intoxication is psychosis, often clinically indistinguishable from schizophrenia.

304 days ago
28.

Jay    

She would have schizoaffective disorder. You cant have schizophrenia and bipolar as separate diagnoses.

304 days ago
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LLPR    

Amanda Bynes http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1140761 Grace Baine Are they incompetent? they don't seem to get a break from the courtroom

304 days ago
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barney    

Amanda's lawyer Rich Hutton needs to request a new Judge. If she is competent enough to face and understand the charges against her then she is competent enough to take care of herself.

304 days ago
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