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Amanda Bynes makes plea deal

Published: 4:37PM Tuesday February 25, 2014 Source: BANG Showbiz

  • Amanda Bynes (Source: BANG Showbiz)
    Amanda Bynes - Source: BANG Showbiz

Amanda Bynes reached a plea deal in her drink driving case yesterday.

The 'Hairspray' actress - who has recently been treated for schizophrenia - faced the charges from 2012, but her lawyer managed to get the driving under the influence charge dropped so she could plead no contest to a lesser charge of alcohol-related reckless driving.

Although she has escaped jail and a large fine, Amanda will now have to undergo three years of probation and must attend three months of alcohol education classes.

Her lawyer, Richard Hutton, told The New York Daily News: "She's doing very well. This case took some unexpected turns, but it's resolved. Everything is going just like it should."

Amanda completed psychiatric treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in December and is now living with her parents in California under a mental health conservatorship.

The 27-year-old star's mother, Lynn Bynes, is her temporary conservator - meaning she has control of Amanda's personal and financial affairs - and during a recent hearing, a judge praised Lynn for her daughter's continued progress.

A source told how Amanda's parents are thrilled her life is more stable, but don't think she is ready to move out of their home yet, even though she is eager to get her own place.

"It's not likely she will be moving out of their house for at least the next several months."

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