Amanda Bynes Hearing: D.A. Confirms License Suspended, Judge Urges Star to Be in Court Next Time

Former child star is due back in court Sept. 21

By Claudia Rosenbaum, Rebecca Macatee Sep 12, 2012 10:04 PMTags
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Not everyone is OK with the idea of Amanda Bynes being footloose and fancy free (particularly if she's going to get behind the wheel).

Following the 26-year-old actress' umpteenth run-in with the police on Sunday (she was pulled over for reportedly driving without her headlights on), the L.A. District Attorney asked Judge Marsha Revel to address the conditions of Bynes being out (and driving with a suspended license, as confirmed by the D.A. today) while awaiting trial.

Bynes' next hearing is set for Sept. 21 and will address the conditions of her freedom and her bail. Revel noted that while she was not ordering her to be present at that hearing, she said, "It would seem like Ms. Bynes would need to be here in court on that day."

The judge also noted that the D.A. has become aware of "new circumstances" they would like to discuss with the court on that date.

The District Attorney also wanted to put into the record that Bynes was ordered not to drive without a valid driver's license and valid insurance. (She was pulled over Sunday with a suspended license, although according to officials the police officer didn't scan it.) When Revel tried to find out if Bynes' license was in fact still valid, her attorney Bob Wilson said, "We haven't completed her DMV hearing so she couldn't have lost her license on that." But Wilson, who stood in for Bynes in court Wednesday, admitted he was not sure about its validity. After the hearing, Wilson told E! News the D.A. informed him they ran Bynes' license and it does, in fact, come up as suspended.

On June 5, the former child star was officially charged with driving under the influence due to an arrest on April 6 in which she ran into a police cruiser with her BMW. Additionally, Bynes refused to submit to a chemical test at the time of her arrest. The next day her attorney entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf.

But her legal trouble doesn't end there. On Sept. 5, the Los Angeles City Attorney charged Bynes charged with two counts of misdemeanor hit and run for accidents that occurred April 10 and Aug. 4. Bynes has an arraignment on those charges on Sept. 27 in Van Nuys. The charges carry a maximum sentence of six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine for each count.  The sentence can run consecutively, i.e., one year and/or a $2,000 fine.  

Time to hire a driver!