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Amanda Bynes gets probation in DUI plea deal

By Alan Duke, CNN
February 25, 2014 -- Updated 1314 GMT (2114 HKT)
Amanda Bynes has been famous since landing a role on Nickelodeon's sketch comedy show "All That" at age 10. But in recent years she's been<a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/24/showbiz/amanda-bynes-arrest/index.html' target='_blank'> better known for legal trouble</a> and <a href='https://twitter.com/AmandaBynes' target='_blank'>tweeting</a> strange statements and photos, leading to speculation about her mental health. In October 2014, that speculation continued as disturbing tweets were posted to Bynes' account containing allegations of abuse. Here's a quick timeline of Bynes' life and career: Amanda Bynes has been famous since landing a role on Nickelodeon's sketch comedy show "All That" at age 10. But in recent years she's been better known for legal trouble and tweeting strange statements and photos, leading to speculation about her mental health. In October 2014, that speculation continued as disturbing tweets were posted to Bynes' account containing allegations of abuse. Here's a quick timeline of Bynes' life and career:
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Amanda Bynes is gets 3 years probation, alcohol education class, fine
  • The plea deal clears all of the troubled actresses legal issues
  • Bynes remains in the custody of her parents after 4 months of psychiatric care

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Former Nickelodeon star Amanda Bynes is now a former defendant thanks to a plea deal Monday that resolved a drunken driving charge.

The actress must serve three years on probation, attend an alcohol education course and pay a fine after entering a no-contest plea to reckless driving, a court spokeswoman said. The DUI charge was dismissed in exchange for the plea.

The DUI charge was filed in June 2012 after Bynes' BMW allegedly sideswiped a police cruiser in West Hollywood in April 2012. She picked up two hit-and-run cases in the next several months, along with a charge of driving with a suspended license. All of those charges were eventually dropped.

The DUI case was delayed while a doctor reported to the court on Bynes' mental condition. It got back on the calendar in November when a judge found her to be mentally competent to stand trial.

A New York criminal case relating to an incident involving a bong allegedly tossed from her Manhattan apartment window was dropped last month.

The troubled 27-year-old actress spent four months in residential psychiatric care last year after a bizarre incident in a neighbor's driveway last July. A judge placed her under an involuntary psychiatric hold which was extended at her parents' request.

Bynes was released from a Malibu treatment center in December and now lives in the custody of her parents. He parents issued a statement at the time saying that she would continue outpatient treatment several times a week.

She was just 10 when she joined the cast of Nickelodeon "All That" in 1996. She was given her on variety show -- "The Amanda Show" -- in 1999.

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