Amanda Bynes Released Without Bail After Brief Court Appearance
After spending a night in custody following her arrest in her New York City apartment, Bynes was released on her own recognizance — meaning she did not have to post a bail — after appearing in court Friday morning.
The former Nickelodean star, 27, took the stand shortly after 11 a.m., still wearing the same platinum blonde wig, grey sweatpants and baggy black sweatshirt she had on Thursday night. According to PEOPLE, Bynes was represented by attorney Andrew Friedman, who told the Judge Neil Ross, of the Criminal Court of the City of New York, that his client claims the police illegally pursued her into her apartment.
Bynes faces charges of reckless endangerment, criminal possession of marijuana and tampering with evidence, for allegedly throwing a bong from her Midtown highrise apartment's 36th-floor window.
Though the judge waived the bail, he warned Bynes that he would imposed a steep bail if she gets arrested again or fails to show up for her next court appearance. The actress is due back in court on July 9.
Bynes' latest legal woe comes after months of her hitting headlines for her increasingly bizarre behavior, raising eyebrows with her ever-changing appearance, erratic ways, odd Twitter chatter and topless photos.