Bynes gets lucky in ‘bong’ case

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Looks like long-troubled actress Amanda Bynes has caught a break in a criminal case — that could have brought her some serious jail time.

Apparently, Bynes’ case will be settled in court Friday — in a way that certainly will be advantageous to the actress. According to TMZ, the case will be put on hold. Bynes will not enter a plea, but if she remains in therapy and doesn’t get into any further trouble for the next six months, the charges will be formally dismissed and the case sealed. The official term for this kind of situation: Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal.

It all stems from charges brought by New York Police officers — who went to the actress’ apartment, after neighbors complained about her smoking marijuana. After arriving in Bynes’ unit, the officers claimed they smelled weed, but before they could do anything, she tossed a bong out of the window.

Bynes said it was a flower vase and not a bong, but she was still charged with marijuana possession, evidence tampering and reckless endangerment.

A problem for the NYPD: The officers didn’t retrieve the broken glass from the alleged bong for a number of days — thereby leading to the evidence being subject to tampering.

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