Amanda Bynes makes deal to avoid jail time in bong throwing case

By Gina DiFalco,

Amanda Bynes will be cleared of all charges in her bong tossing case stemming from May 2013, in exchange of seeing a counselor twice a week for six months.

The former child star has agreed to these terms, signing a written affidavit on Dec. 19. Her lawyer, Gerald Shargel, thinks this is a great step in Bynes’ progress since being released from the UCLA medical center for mental health issues.

“I understand that after a period of six months has expired, if I have complied with the conditions set forth below the charges will be dismissed,” she signed the affidavit, Daily News reports. She was arrested on reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence and marijuana possession charges.

Shargel said of the deal, “This is an important step in her rehabilitation. I am optimistic about her future and pleased with the result.”

Bynes was accused of throwing a bong out of her New York City apartment window back in May when cops arrived in response to a staffers alleging she was smoking marijuana in the lobby of her apartment building. She said it was a vase that she threw out of the window, but cops reported a stench of weed coming from the apartment.

image: Wikimedia Commons

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