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Amanda Bynes

Cops Plea

in DUI Case

2/24/2014 10:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0224-Amanda-bynes-01Amanda Bynes has just scored a victory of sorts in her DUI case, pleading no contest to a lesser offense ... TMZ has learned.

Amanda was arrested in April 2012 in West Hollywood and charged with DUI.

Amanda's lawyer Rich Hutton was in court this morning and accepted a plea of "wet reckless" -- a drinking-related offense that does not have the serious consequences of DUI.

Under the terms of the deal, Amanda will be placed on 3 years probation, must attend a 3-month alcohol ed course, and pay various fines.

It appears her license was suspended because she refused to submit to an alcohol test at the time of her arrest.

Her lawyer tells us she's doing well now.



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244 days ago

Wow ...    

I'm rooting for Amanda and believe this is a fair deal, considering she was sick. She seems to be doing better - go girl.

244 days ago


Glad for her, getting arrested was probably the best thing that happened to her and saved her life. Shame Blubber Bieber doesn't get that point.

244 days ago


I miss her crazy tweets !!

244 days ago

William Foresman    

Yeah, DUI's are outrageously expensive in the long run. I know they're a good thing but they've just gotten overboard like a lot of other things. They want to reduce Florida's DUI to .05%!!!

244 days ago

Boy Gary    

Meanwhile harold ramis has passed...tmz you truly are trash.

244 days ago


good name for a band: Wet Reckless

244 days ago


Could you not have found a better, more recent picture? She looks like a white member of The Supremes for chrissakes.

244 days ago

John T.    

Why doesn't someone tell the poor thing that this wig looks like she bought it for $1.95 at the Goodwill store. It's really nasty and looks so phony.

244 days ago


a wet reckless is reckless driving count, but is convertible to a second count DUI in the event of a following DUI within 10 years.

Insurance looks at it as a DUI. $$$

its not that great of a deal.

244 days ago

Mumra the Ever Living    

Three years of probation, a 3-month alcohol ed course, fines/ court costs, and a suspended licence. It doesn't sound like a "deal", it sounds like what a normal person would get for a first offense.
If it was Lohan, she wouldn't have bothered to show up and the "Hollywood" court system would have kissed her ass.
SOunds more like Bynes is taking responsibility for her actions.

244 days ago


Get it over with and put it behind you Amanda. Wishing her the best.

244 days ago


I am glad Amanda got the help she so desperately needed. Her family had been trying to get help for sometime. Even police say they knew she needed help but they had to wait until it got to the point it did before anything could be done. Same thing happened with Britney. Look at her now.

As for the likes of Lindsey Lohan and Justin Bieber are just "spoiled brats". Justin should take a serious look at just how much damage she did to herself. Lindsey's career is ruined and money near gone and she looks 20 years older then she is. Kelly Preston looks younger. Instead of pouting about being the butt of of an international joke he should take a long hard look at the reasons why.

244 days ago

Unbroken Chain    

Her lawyer told "us" she's doing well? I am willing to bet a months Salary that her lawyer has never talked to TMZ and no lawyer in his right mind ever would. Guys, TMZ is not a serious news outlet. You have no credibility in the real world you are entertainment like wrestling

244 days ago


The normal people don't get this. Special treatment for the famous will never die.

244 days ago
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