And the casual ensemble she sported was everything you'd expect and more from the troubled starlet given her recent wayward behavior.
Bynes arrived for the brief, two-minute hearing in a bluish-green long wig with bangs, face totally made up wearing long, fake eyelashes and sporting black sweatpants and an Alvin Ailey black dance T-shirt and black high-tops.
While there, the 27-year-old actress sat quietly as her two lawyers stood before the judge, who gave them until Aug. 26 to file a motion and set Sept. 26 as the next court date in Bynes' case.
The Easy A star has been charged with reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence and criminal possession of marijuana. This after a May 23 incident in which officers responded to a call of Bynes allegedly smoking pot in the lobby of her Midtown apartment building, followed her to her door, and allegedly witnessed her throw a bong out of her window.
Two weeks before that, an attorney for the thesp pleaded no contest on her behalf in Burbank, Calif., to driving with a suspended license and she was sentenced to three years' summary probation. She still has a DUI charge pending in Beverly Hills resulting from an April 2012 arrest.
Despite the sweatpants, it doesn't look as if Bynes is sweating her legal situation all that much. In fact, the former child star has been busy giving updates on her Twitter page about the nose surgery she recently underwent.
"My nose is Broken I'm Bruised I Can't Wait For My Next Surgery," she tweeted.
—Reporting by Vanessa McDonald