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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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31.

Lina    

As a mental health professional, I highly doubt that she was diagnosed with two distinctly different DSM Axis 1 diagnoses. Possibly Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar type if she is suffering from both symptoms of psychosis and mood instability.

301 days ago
32.

justsaying....    

Of course she's competent. This Koo Koo bird is off the crack...duh....

301 days ago
33.

Cheekymonkey    

Damn. So I can't throw things out of windows, light random people's driveways on fire, pump my face full of god knows what, sport some colored wigs, and STILL not be considered crazy? Justice is a helluva drug.

301 days ago
34.

RWW    

its so cool..Google is paying 75$/hour! Just work for few hours & spend more time with friends and family. On sunday I bought themselves a Alfa Romeo from having made $5637 this month. its the best-job Ive ever had.It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it out Buzz95.com

300 days ago
35.

SwedishCoolBoy    

follow me on instagram @ahlbins

300 days ago
36.

James    

MK Ultra really did a number on this poor girl

300 days ago
37.

Sean Kelly    

Criminal charges... really? A charge of DUI? It is a traffic violation. Since when are traffic offenses treated as 'criminal acts'. i know that you bozos know the difference; you owe it to the un/ill-informed to clarify this point, not add to the bull****.

300 days ago
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