Confirms: Amanda Bynes
Could Face Jail Time—
Amanda Bynes could be sent to the slammer following her Thursday night arrest in New York City—but for a different crime.
The troubled starlet is currently on probation from pleading no contest in early May for driving with a suspended license in LA, but she may have violated the terms of her probation, which could result in jail time on the west coast.
In Touch spoke to Burbank District Attorney Denny Wei who says the Manhattan District Attorney’s office could punish the star for a probation violation.
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“As of right now we have not been alerted by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office that they recommend us review the case for a violation, but these things take time," Denny said. "If they do send us the case prior to a conviction, we would review the facts and seriously consider if we are going to move forward with filing a probation violation with the court."
In laymen’s terms: The authorities in New York have not yet informed the authorities in California that Amanda may have violated her probation… but it could certainly still happen.
A probation violation comes with stiff penalties. If convicted, the former actress could face a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail.
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The star’s New York City arrest for reckless endangerment, possession of marijuana and tampering with evidence comes on the heels of exclusive photos released by In Touch that detail a night of Amanda’s hard-partying in her apartment. The Easy A actress was shown smoking what appeared to be pot and posing bizarrely with a New York city paparazzi.
Amanda is due back in court on July 9.