Amanda Bynes faces familiar territory of blue lights and sirens in Los Angeles.
Amanda Bynes, believe it or not, was pulled over again by police for driving without her headlights on. The actress was given a warning, but now there are discrepancies on whether or not her driver’s license was suspended last week.
However, there appears to be more to the story because the officer who stopped the actress did not run her license status at the time. This could be trouble for Bynes because the California DMV had suspended her driving privileges after one too many run-ins with law enforcement. She was charged with hit and run following fender benders in April and August.
That, combined with the DUI charge she’s facing after nicking a patrol car in April, is suspected to have led to the suspension.
Amanda Bynes Could Face 10 Days In Jail
Criminal defense attorney Troy Slaten, who does not represent Bynes, told E! News that police have a year up from the date of the incident to file a citation for driving with a suspended license, which carries a possible punishment of a minimum 10 days in jail and up to a year of driving with an ignition interlock device.
“If there was a verbal warning, there isn’t a police report–but that doesn’t mean that they cannot go back and write one up,” Slaten says. He also says that it’s technically possible that her license had been reinstated, depending on when the DMV lowered the boom, but that it would have take an “extraordinary appeal” on her behalf.
The DUI conviction would be two points on her license, driving with a suspended license is two points and a hit and run is two points.