Amanda Bynes Doesn't Show Up to Court—Find Out Why!

Amanda Bynes

Sep. 25 2013, Published 2:37 p.m. ET

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There hasn't been much news about Amanda Bynes' condition since she entered psychiatric treatment in July, but in her case, no news is probably good news, as she finally gets the help she needs. Further details emerged yesterday when she did not show up for a court appearance related to her DUI arrest.


Amanda was involuntarily hospitalized on a 5150 hold in late July, and transferred to UCLA Medical Center on August 15. The hold was extended for an additional 30 days in early August. Her mother Lynn was granted a conservatorship in early August, as well.

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OK! News: Read the sweet letter Nick Cannon wrote to Amanda Bynes.

At her planned court appearance yesterday, her lawyer Rich Hutton explained that she doesn't have the mental capacity to stand trial at this time. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County District Attorney told Us Weekly that, "Her attorney declared a 1368 PC Penal Code hearing to declare a doubt to mental competency. The parties will be due back in court on January 14, 2014 for a progress report."

OK! News: Get more details on Amanda's symptoms.

Amanda was arrested for that DUI back in April 2012, and it was just the beginning of her legal woes.

What do you think Amanda is suffering from? Are you glad her parents are finally involved? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @OKMagazine.


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