Amanda Bynes to remain in psychiatric hospital for 18 months; Not fit for legal proceeding.


Just last month, she was placed under a long- term psychiatric evaluation following several months of erratic behaviour.

The 27 years old actress was stopped and ticketed by police
for talking on a cell phone while driving. A month later,
she was arrested and charged with driving under the
influence after side-swiping a police car in West Hollywood.
[28] On September 4, 2012, Bynes was charged for two
alleged hit and run incidents, one occurring in April and the
other in August. [29] The hit and run charges were
dismissed in December 2012 following a financial
settlement between Bynes and the victims. [30]
Bynes’ driver’s license was suspended on September 6,
2012, by the California Department of Motor Vehicles .[29]
On September 16, Bynes was cited for driving with a
suspended license, and her car was impounded. [31] In May
2013, Bynes pleaded no contest to the charge, and was
sentenced to three years probation. [32] As of July 2013 the
charge for driving under the influence was still pending. [33]
On May 23, 2013, Bynes was arrested at her home in
Manhattan for criminal possession of marijuana , attempted
tampering with evidence , and reckless endangerment .[34]
According to a prosecutor at Bynes’ arraignment, police
observed Bynes throwing a bong from the window of her
36th-floor apartment. Bynes claimed that the alleged bong
was actually a vase. [35] Following her arrest, Bynes
underwent a psychiatric evaluation at a hospital before she
was processed at the police station.[36] On May 25, Bynes
said on Twitter that she had been sexually harassed by the
arresting officer: “[He] slapped my vagina. Sexual
harassment. Big deal.” [37] The police department has
denied the accusation. [38][39]
On July 24, 2013, Bynes was hospitalized under a 5150
mental health evaluation hold after allegedly starting a small
fire in the driveway of a stranger’s house in Thousand Oaks,
California .[40][41] Bynes fled the scene and was
apprehended by authorities shortly thereafter. Bynes’
parents filed for conservatorship of their daughter shortly
after her hospitalization began. [42] On August 9, Bynes’
mother was granted a temporary conservatorship over
Bynes’ affairs, including her medical care, as well as control
over her finances, after the judge agreed (ref;…


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