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Amanda Bynes' New York bong-tossing case dismissed

By Rachelle Blidner

NEW YORK (AP) - The bong-tossing case against Amanda Bynes was dismissed Monday after the actress complied with the judge's orders to stay out of trouble and go to counseling.

Bynes, 28, was charged last year with reckless endangerment and marijuana possession. Building managers called police because they said she was smoking pot in the lobby of her Manhattan residence. When officers entered her 36th-floor apartment, they said they saw her heave a bong out the window.

Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Lori Petersen sealed the case after the dismissal. Bynes' lawyer appeared in court; she was not present.

The court previously had said the charges would be dismissed if Bynes stayed out of trouble and went to counseling twice a week. Attorney Gerald Shargel submitted an affidavit saying Bynes had complied with the court's requirements.

"She did her counseling and it's now all behind her," Shargel said outside court.

In February, Bynes pleaded no contest to alcohol-related reckless driving for clipping a Los Angeles County sheriff's patrol car in April 2012. She was sentenced to three years of probation and three months of attending alcohol education classes.

She received psychiatric treatment last year after authorities said she set a small fire in the driveway of a home in Thousand Oaks, California.

Bynes was 13 when she landed her own hit variety program, "The Amanda Show" on Nickelodeon. She went on to star in the TV series "What I Like About You" and several movies, including "What a Girl Wants," ''Hairspray" and "She's the Man."

She has publicly stated that she has retired from acting. Her last film credit was 2010's "Easy A," which starred Emma Stone.

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Rob June 30 2014 at 1:16 PM

Hilarious. I'd be fined $500 and 40 hours of community service.

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Lifeisgood Rob June 30 2014 at 1:23 PM

Not if it was your first offense. You would have gotten the same as Amanda.

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userpat7248 Rob June 30 2014 at 1:53 PM

How many 1st offenses would you get. Lets see she hit a patrol car while under the influence in Feb. and then last year she started a fire. I would think most judges would have called that a 3rd offense.

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CURT E. userpat7248 July 01 2014 at 1:06 AM

@ USERPAT7248, YOU are right, I am saying the same thing.

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rlmcanoe June 30 2014 at 2:12 PM

I hope that she is doing well and will be staying out of trouble, I have enjoyed watching her on tv and hope she makes a come back, a nice clean image

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lennyj50 June 30 2014 at 1:48 PM

I believe she should hook up with justin bieber; they could have their own tv show called whacko and goofy, the names are interchangeable

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ectullis lennyj50 July 01 2014 at 1:32 AM

Produced by Obsama

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Vicki Marquardt June 30 2014 at 3:45 PM

Her attorney says "It's all behind her now". I doubt it. She will need a whole new group of friends, and social life. Unfortunately, probably won't be the last of her legal troubles...

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I LOVE YOU JENNY June 30 2014 at 4:55 PM

Who is Amanda Bynes????????

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Bernie I LOVE YOU JENNY June 30 2014 at 9:36 PM

just another loser who will be back in the news before we know it…..

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ABBA June 30 2014 at 5:27 PM

too much money, not enough brains

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ringmasterigs June 30 2014 at 1:37 PM

of course she got off with very little penalty, did you expect the electric chair.???

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geldonski June 30 2014 at 7:44 PM

Why does the media including AOL keep giving press to burnouts.

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streetlaw1 June 30 2014 at 7:43 PM

Someone must have told this child woman that she was important. For the life of me, I cannot see why?

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completegps June 30 2014 at 6:46 PM

She's nuckin futs..............

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