Bynes is said to be released from psychiatric hold by Christmas time
Amanda Bynes seems to have been improving while undergoing mental evaluation inside of a treatment facility. The 27-year-old actress has now been deemed competent enough to understand the DUI charges that are being held against her and she is now able to stand trial.
On Wednesday a judge reviewed her medical records and determined that Amanda had improved enough to go to court. Bynes was originally scheduled to go to court on September 24 for a DUI case back in 2012 where she hit a parked police car, but her attorney requested that they postpone her trial due to her dire mental state.
This isn’t the only legal trouble that Bynes has had this year. Earlier this year the troubled actress was charged with marijuana possession, reckless endangerment and tampering with evidence. She allegedly threw a bong out of a 36-story window in her New York apartment when police came to investigate excessive pot smoking.
Amanda Bynes ended up in the psychiatric treatment facility involuntarily on July 22 when she displayed extremely erratic behavior and then set a fire in her neighbors driveway. She also had doused her dog in gasoline. According to TMZ, the child star was diagnosed with Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Bynes’ mother, Lynn Bynes was granted conservatorship over daughter, but ultimately retracted this request in order for Amanda Bynes to be placed on an LPS hold, which would allow doctors to figure out the plan of action in order to ensure Amanda’s well-being.
TMZ reports that Amanda should be done with her treatment by the end of November and be out of there by Christmas time.