Amanda Bynes Strikes Plea Deal In DUI Arrest: 3 Years Probation
Amanda Bynes will serve three years’ probation and must complete a three-month alcohol-education course as part of a plea deal resulting form her 2012 DUI arrest.
Amanda Bynes Gets Plea Deal In DUI Arrest
Bynes, who was arrested on April 6, 2012, pleaded no-contest to the DUI charge, resulting in a plea of “wet reckless.” “Wet Reckless” is a lesser plea than DUI, but still admits to alcohol-related offenses.
The sentencing comes as good news to the former actress, who spent the better part of 2013 creating scandal after scandal, including allegedly throwing a bong out a window and eventually being put under a 72-hour involuntary psychiatric hold after allegedly lighting a fire in someone’s driveway. The involuntary hold was extended to 30-days in August, Lynne Bynes, Bynes’ mother, was awarded a temporary conservatorship over the young actress. After the involuntary hold, Bynes went to rehab, where she stayed for about five months.
Bynes was not in court on Monday, Feb. 24, when the sentencing took place, but was represented by her attorney, Richard Hutton. She is currently recovering at home with her parents and is reportedly focusing on her health and school.
Amanda Bynes Enrolled At Fashion Institute Of Design And Merchandising
Bynes recently enrolled as a part time student at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Orange County, where she plans on majoring in merchandise product development. And Tamar Arminak, Bynes’ lawyer, told People that Bynes had talked about starting he own fashion line.
Bynes has been photographed on campus, and a source told E! News that she was perfectly friendly to her classmates and was dedicated to her schoolwork.
“She was very nice, friendly and chatting with her classmates…[Bynes was] originally going to be a fashion design major but has now decided to pursue merchandise product development. She is enrolled part-time for the winter quarter,” revealed the source.
Amanda Bynes Focuses On Getting Healthy
Off campus, Bynes has been exercising regularly and recently escaped to Miracles Fitness Retreat in Utah for one week, where she participated in tough fitness activities and attended lectures on body image, nutrition and eating disorers.
“She was interested in getting healthier…to get in better shape, to lose about five pounds, but mainly to strengthen up and eat healthier,” said personal trainer and owner of Miracles Fitness Retreat Austan Torson.
Hopefully Bynes’ love of fitness will not cause her to backslide into an obsession with weighing 100 pounds. In the summer of 2013, Bynes constantly tweeted about her desire to lose weight and insisted that she would only feel beautiful at 100 lbs.
About to put on makeup! I weigh 135, I've gained weight! I need to be 100 lbs! https://t.co/olWk4aBgpg
— amanda bynes (@amandabynes) April 30, 2013
I just weighed myself and I'm 114! Only 14lbs closer to 100!
— amanda bynes (@amandabynes) July 3, 2013
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong
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