Troubled former child star Amanda Bynes is mentally unfit to face charges for a DUI arrest in 2013, according to her lawyer. Bynes was originally scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday but her attorney, Rich Hutton, reportedly told the judge in the case that the actress could not attend due to her lack of ability to “understand the nature of the legal proceedings.”
Amanda Bynes is currently being held in a long-term treatment center for evaluation and treatment after her parents took over conservatorship of her and her estate. The judge in the DUI case has thrown the ball to the mental health court to hold a hearing to determine whether or not Amanda has the mental competency to stand trial.
The DUI charges stem from an incident last year in which Amanda Bynes allegedly hit a patrol car while making a turn. Bynes infamously sent a tweet to President Barack Obama asking him to help her out after her arrest, saying “Hey @BarackObama… I don’t drink… Please fire the cop who arrested me. I also don’t hit and run. The end.”
We are just glad Amanda finally seems to be getting the help she so desperately needs.