Amanda Bynes pleads no contest to lesser offense in DUI case

The troubled star attempts to move on by pleading no contest to "wet reckless" in her DUI case.
Posted By Annie Martin  |  Feb. 24, 2014 at 2:42 PM
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HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- TMZ reports that Amanda Bynes has pleaded no contest to a lesser offense in her DUI case.

Bynes was charged in 2012 after an incident in which the troubled 27-year-old star sideswiped a police vehicle and allegedly attempted to flee the scene. She was charged with one count of misdemeanor DUI, and the DA sought a sentencing enhancement when the actress refused to take a breathalyzer or blood test. With the sentencing enhancement, it was possible that Bynes would face a minimum of 48 hours in jail with the possibility of six months if convicted.

Bynes has since pleaded no contest to "wet reckless", a drinking-related offense with less serious consequences. The actress will not serve jail time, but will be placed on probation for three years, attend a three-month alcohol education course and pay various fines. Her license was already suspended due to her refusal to take a breathalyzer test.

Her lawyer Rich Hutton tells TMZ that Bynes is doing well, a sentiment that fellow Bynes lawyer Bob Wilson mirrored in a recent interview.


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