Amanda Bynes: In Court, Post-Arrest

May 24, 2013

After her late-night arrest, Amanda Bynes (pictured above in the blonde wig) was escorted into Manhattan police station this morning where the judge eventually released her on her own recognizance. She's due back in court on July 9.

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Bynes, who was taken into custody after police were called to her apartment building and saw the actress dispose of a bong out her window, was charged with Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree, Attempted Tampering with Physical Evidence and Unlawful Possession Of Marijuana.

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People.com reports Bynes' lawyer claimed the police illegally followed her into her apartment. Judge Neil Ross also told Bynes that if she gets arrested again, or fails to return to court on July 9, he is going to "set a significant bail."

The incident caps off a tumultuous few days for the former actress, who has become something of an internet fascination given her increasingly odd Tweets. Earlier this week, InTouch Weekly printed photos of the actress in a dingy apartment, covered in bruises. Bynes insists the snaps are not of her and announced plans to sue the magazine.

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Then, preceding last night's arrest, her friends reportedly staged an intervention, with publicist Jonathan Jaxson telling ET, "I didn't want her to go to jail and be charged, I wanted her to get help and be sober for a minute and realize reality and hope she sees that soooo many care and love her."

Bynes is currently under probation for driving with a suspended license and has a pending DUI case stemming from a 2012 arrest.



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