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Amanda Bynes gets plea deal in DUI case, pleads no contest to lesser charge

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Formerly troubled actress, Amanda Bynes, entered a plea of no contest on Feb. 24 to an April, 2012 DUI charge that was argued down to the lesser charge of “wet reckless."

Her DUI charge stemmed from an incident that occurred in West Hollywood, Calif., where suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Amanda hit a parked cop car, according to The Los Angeles Times.

In what resulted in a plea bargain for Bynes, she ended up pleading no contest to "wet reckless" instead of the more serious charge of DUI.

"Wet reckless" refers to a plea to a charge of reckless driving, which is "alcohol related." ~ MSN

As a result of pleading no contest to the one count of “wet reckless,” Bynes will be on probation for the next three years, and will enroll in three months’ worth of alcohol education classes.

More good news for the recovering actress is that Bynes was able to reach an agreement with the N.Y. courts who agreed to dismiss her court case of tossing a bong out of her apartment window in exchange for seeing a counselor twice-a-week for six months.

After suffering a very public and bizarre mental breakdown which peaked with her starting a small fire in a driveway outside a residence in Thousand Oaks in July, 2013, Bynes has been getting the help and support she so badly needed and appears to be well on the road to recovery.

Bynes is currently enrolled and taking classes at the Orange County campus of California's Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

For more on Bynes' recovery and the events leading up to her rehab, see the video accompanying this article.

Also see:

Amanda Bynes out of rehab and continuing recovery at parents’ home

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