The prosecution and her lawyer Gerald Shargel agreed earlier
this year that the case should be resolved by an adjournment and
possible dismissal if she stayed out of trouble for six months
and met court demands.
"We demonstrated today that she was in compliance and as we
expected the case was dismissed and sealed," Shargel said. The
28-year-old actress did not appear at the hearing at Manhattan
Bynes was arrested last May after an employee of the New York
City building in which she has an apartment reported to police
that someone had been smoking marijuana in the building.
She was taken into custody after she threw a bong, which is used
for smoking marijuana, out a window of the 36th floor apartment.
Bynes gained fame as the 13-year-old star of "The Amanda Show"
on the Nickelodeon TV network and in the 2010 film "Easy A."
Earlier this year she pleaded no contest to a 2012 misdemeanor
charge of reckless driving with an alcohol component in Los
Angeles. She was given three years' probation and told to enter
an alcohol education programs for three months.
(Reporting by Patricia Reaney)
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