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Wednesday 26 November 2014

Amanda Bynes ‘seeking legal disposition’

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Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes out and about in New York, America - 08 Apr 2013
Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes’ lawyers requested a trial date not be set on her California DUI case in order to strike a deal with the prosecutors.

The 27-year-old former children’s television actress has been charged with a number of misdemeanours since the spring of 2012.

Her lawyers visited a Los Angeles court Thursday in connection to Amanda’s arrest in West Hollywood on April 6, 2012 on suspicion of driving under the influence. Apparently the star was taken into custody after she side-swiped a police car.

According to the New York Daily News, Amanda’s attorney Richard Hutton made it clear to Judge Edward Moreton that her legal team is “going to have a disposition” on the matter.

Defence requested a trial date not be set so that a misdemeanour deal can be made with prosecution when the main prosecutor returns from vacation.

The judge deemed that the hearing on Amanda’s DUI will continue on August 22.

Attorney Richard thinks Amanda is doing great, despite a recent string of bizarre behaviour.

"I talked to [her] yesterday and everything is fine. She's fine, she's normal. She's a normal client," he told the newspaper.

The troubled star faced five criminal charges after a series of erratic driving incidents last year – two counts of misdemeanour hit-and-run, driving under the influence and two counts of driving with a suspended licence.

Amanda settled two hit-and-run charges out of court with financial compensation for the victims.

She is currently on three years' probation for driving on a suspended licence following a traffic stop in Los Angeles last September.

Amanda was recently arrested for allegedly throwing a bong from her apartment window.

She was charged with possession of marijuana, attempted evidence tampering and reckless endangerment, which she strongly denies.

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